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Transposable Elements & Evolutionby John Mcdonald
Synopses & Reviews
In the summer of 1992 a distinguished group of molecular, population and evolutionary geneticists assembled on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, USA to discuss the relevance of their research to the role played by transposable elements (TEs) in evolution. The meeting consisted of a series of informal discussions of issues brought up in papers written by the participants and distributed among them prior to the meeting. These papers and the transcripts of the ensuing discussions are presented in this volume.
Table of Contents
I: Editorial Overview; J.F. McDonald. II: Retroviral-like Transposable Elements and Regulatory Evolution; D.M. Robins, L.C. Samuelson, V. Mogila, A. Ladvishenko, O. Simonova, T. Gerasimova, M. Purugganan, S. Wessler, J. Brosius, J. Cuticchia, J.F. McDonald. III: Factors Influencing the Frequency and Distribution of Transposable Elements in Natural Populations; C. Wilke, E. Maimer, J. Adams, C. Biémont, C. Di Franco, D. Galuppi, N. Junakovic, R. von Sternberg, G. Novick, G. Gao, R. Herrera, D.A. Hickey, H. Wichman, R. Van Den Bussche, M. Hamilton, R. Baker, M. Kidwell, A. Bucheton, C. Vaury, M. Carboissier, P. Abad, A. Pélisson, M. Simonelig, I. Boussy, G. Periquet, T. Lyttle, D. Haymer, R. Woodruff, D. Lankenau. IV: Transposable Elements and Speciation; A. Fontdevila. V: The Evolutionary History of Transposable Elements; A. Flavell, L. Brezinsky, T. Humphreys, J. Hunt, P. Capy, J. David, D. Hartl, D. Voytas, A. MacRae, M. Clegg. VI: Is the Neo-Darwinian Paradigm in Need of Revision? J. Shapiro.
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