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Book
1 online resource (xxi, 258 p.) : ill. (some col.)
  • ch. 1. The enigma of smell
  • ch. 2. An evolutionary perspective
  • ch. 3. How smell works
  • ch. 4. To catching a whiff
  • ch. 5. Making sense of a sense
  • ch. 6. Sex, smell and 'ADAM'
  • ch. 7. The scent of humankind
  • ch. 8. Armpit evolution
  • ch. 9. Incense and perfume
  • ch. 10. Smell and high culture
  • ch. 11. Art and literature
  • ch. 12. Adam's nose and the making of humankind.
This book is about the evolution of the sense of smell, from its bacterial origin 3.4 billion years ago, to today's modern, sophisticated humans with an insatiable appetite for perfumes and fragrances.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • ch. 1. The enigma of smell
  • ch. 2. An evolutionary perspective
  • ch. 3. How smell works
  • ch. 4. To catching a whiff
  • ch. 5. Making sense of a sense
  • ch. 6. Sex, smell and 'ADAM'
  • ch. 7. The scent of humankind
  • ch. 8. Armpit evolution
  • ch. 9. Incense and perfume
  • ch. 10. Smell and high culture
  • ch. 11. Art and literature
  • ch. 12. Adam's nose and the making of humankind.
This book is about the evolution of the sense of smell, from its bacterial origin 3.4 billion years ago, to today's modern, sophisticated humans with an insatiable appetite for perfumes and fragrances.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (40 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Patterns of genetic variation in Europe and the Neolithic
  • Ancient DNA and anatomically modern humans (Challenges & Potential)
  • The Neolithic transition in Europe (Scandinavia, Iberia and Eastern Europe).
  • Contents: Patterns of genetic variation in Europe and the Neolithic
  • Ancient DNA and anatomically modern humans (Challenges & Potential)
  • The Neolithic transition in Europe (Scandinavia, Iberia and Eastern Europe).
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (51 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Identity by descent (IBD): mechanism
  • Identity by descent (IBD): insight into modern humans
  • Estimating IBD: Wright inbreeding coefficient
  • Estimating IBD: genomic inbreeding coefficient
  • Estimating IBD: runs of homozygosity (ROH)
  • Properties of ROH.
  • Contents: Identity by descent (IBD): mechanism
  • Identity by descent (IBD): insight into modern humans
  • Estimating IBD: Wright inbreeding coefficient
  • Estimating IBD: genomic inbreeding coefficient
  • Estimating IBD: runs of homozygosity (ROH)
  • Properties of ROH.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (46 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Impact of women migration on the population genetics
  • Different social organizations in Central Asia
  • Common ancestors study in Pastoralists from Central Asia
  • Impact of social organization on genetic diversity
  • Cultural transmission of reproductive success
  • Genetic adaptations to diet.
  • Contents: Impact of women migration on the population genetics
  • Different social organizations in Central Asia
  • Common ancestors study in Pastoralists from Central Asia
  • Impact of social organization on genetic diversity
  • Cultural transmission of reproductive success
  • Genetic adaptations to diet.
Book
484 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
  • Section 1: Basics -- 1. The evidence for evolution -- 2. The engine of evolution -- Section 2: History -- 3. The tree of life -- 4. The diversity of life -- 5. The ancestry of life -- Section 3: Origins -- 6. The origin of variation -- 7. The origin of species -- 8. The origin of innovation -- Section 4: Adaptation -- 9. Adaptation and evolved design -- 10. Evolving bodies -- 11. The dynamic genome -- Section 5: Selection -- 12. Artificial selection -- 13. Experimental evolution -- 14. Selection in natural populations -- Section 6: Interaction -- 15. Sexual selection -- 16. Cooperation and conflict -- 17. Symbiosis and struggle.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Evolution of Life stands alone amongst the major textbooks by focusing on key principles to offer a truly accessible, unintimidating treatment of evolutionary biology. With adaptation through natural selection - how the integrated complexity of living organisms comes about - as its central theme, the book adopts a lucid, crystal-clear narrative to explain the mechanism of evolution and its main outcomes. Chapters are grouped into six themed parts - basics, history, origins, adaptation, selection, and interaction - and the text is regularly interspersed with descriptive headings that set out a clear path through the subject. The Evolution of Life is written to instil a true understanding of the essential principles of evolutionary biology without that understanding being compromised by peripheral detail. As such, it is the ideal introduction for any student encountering this fascinating subject for the first time. Online Resource Centre The Evolution of Life is supported by the following online resources: For registered adopters: - Figures from the book in electronic format for use in lectures - A set of exam questions for each chapter - Journal Clubs: discussion questions that guide students through research papers related to each chapter For students: - Programs and interactive spreadsheets related to activities posed in the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Section 1: Basics -- 1. The evidence for evolution -- 2. The engine of evolution -- Section 2: History -- 3. The tree of life -- 4. The diversity of life -- 5. The ancestry of life -- Section 3: Origins -- 6. The origin of variation -- 7. The origin of species -- 8. The origin of innovation -- Section 4: Adaptation -- 9. Adaptation and evolved design -- 10. Evolving bodies -- 11. The dynamic genome -- Section 5: Selection -- 12. Artificial selection -- 13. Experimental evolution -- 14. Selection in natural populations -- Section 6: Interaction -- 15. Sexual selection -- 16. Cooperation and conflict -- 17. Symbiosis and struggle.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Evolution of Life stands alone amongst the major textbooks by focusing on key principles to offer a truly accessible, unintimidating treatment of evolutionary biology. With adaptation through natural selection - how the integrated complexity of living organisms comes about - as its central theme, the book adopts a lucid, crystal-clear narrative to explain the mechanism of evolution and its main outcomes. Chapters are grouped into six themed parts - basics, history, origins, adaptation, selection, and interaction - and the text is regularly interspersed with descriptive headings that set out a clear path through the subject. The Evolution of Life is written to instil a true understanding of the essential principles of evolutionary biology without that understanding being compromised by peripheral detail. As such, it is the ideal introduction for any student encountering this fascinating subject for the first time. Online Resource Centre The Evolution of Life is supported by the following online resources: For registered adopters: - Figures from the book in electronic format for use in lectures - A set of exam questions for each chapter - Journal Clubs: discussion questions that guide students through research papers related to each chapter For students: - Programs and interactive spreadsheets related to activities posed in the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (47 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: The first study of global gene-language coevolution
  • Coevolution since 1988
  • Coevolution in the genomic era
  • Serial Founder Effect for genes and languages?
  • Regional studies of language and population genetic evolution.
  • Contents: The first study of global gene-language coevolution
  • Coevolution since 1988
  • Coevolution in the genomic era
  • Serial Founder Effect for genes and languages?
  • Regional studies of language and population genetic evolution.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (35 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Introduction to genetic drift
  • Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
  • Experimental observations of genetic drift
  • Wright-Fisher model
  • Computational simulations.
  • Contents: Introduction to genetic drift
  • Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
  • Experimental observations of genetic drift
  • Wright-Fisher model
  • Computational simulations.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (28 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Genomic signature of genetic drift on human populations
  • Serial founder effect model
  • Genetic drift signature on the site frequency spectrum (SFS)
  • Future directions.
  • Contents: Genomic signature of genetic drift on human populations
  • Serial founder effect model
  • Genetic drift signature on the site frequency spectrum (SFS)
  • Future directions.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (34 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Austronesian expansion is an expansion of languages
  • Spread of Austronesian languages from Taiwan
  • Genetic study of Taiwan
  • Putting together archaeology, linguistics, and genetics
  • Genetics and the Austronesian expansion.
  • Contents: Austronesian expansion is an expansion of languages
  • Spread of Austronesian languages from Taiwan
  • Genetic study of Taiwan
  • Putting together archaeology, linguistics, and genetics
  • Genetics and the Austronesian expansion.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (31 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Ethical & social implications of genetic research in indigenous communities
  • A multidisciplinary approach to infer evolutionary history
  • Genetic variation studies in Native Americans
  • Ancient DNA research to bypass genomic effects of European colonization
  • Non-indigenous admixture in Native Americans.
  • Contents: Ethical & social implications of genetic research in indigenous communities
  • A multidisciplinary approach to infer evolutionary history
  • Genetic variation studies in Native Americans
  • Ancient DNA research to bypass genomic effects of European colonization
  • Non-indigenous admixture in Native Americans.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (28 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Quantifying human skeletal variation
  • Genetic & environmental basis of human skeletal variation
  • Observations about human genetic variation
  • Patterns of cranial variation vs. patterns of genetic variation
  • Evolutionary processes that shaped patterns of cranial variation
  • Humans in comparison with other taxa.
  • Contents: Quantifying human skeletal variation
  • Genetic & environmental basis of human skeletal variation
  • Observations about human genetic variation
  • Patterns of cranial variation vs. patterns of genetic variation
  • Evolutionary processes that shaped patterns of cranial variation
  • Humans in comparison with other taxa.
Book
1 online resource : illustrations.
  • Introduction.- Spin-resolved spectroscopy of the intermediate polar DQ Her.- Spectral variability on the spin period of the white dwarf in V455 And.- Kepler observations of the beaming binary KPD1946+4340.- Doppler beaming and Romer delay in the Kepler data of KOI-74.- A new grid of evolutionary sdB models and their pulsational properties.- MAIA: the Mercator Advanced Imager for Asteroseismology.- Conclusions and future prospects.
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This book, which is a reworked and updated version of Steven Bloemen's original PhD thesis, reports on several high-precision studies of compact variable stars. Its strength lies in the large variety of observational, theoretical and instrumentation techniques that are presented and used and paves the way towards new and detailed asteroseismic applications of single and binary subdwarf stars. Close binary stars are studied using high cadence spectroscopic datasets collected with state of the art electron multiplying CCDs and analysed using Doppler tomography visualization techniques. The work touches upon instrumentation, presenting the calibration of a new fast, multi-colour camera installed at the Mercator Telescope on La Palma. The thesis also includes theoretical work on the computation of the temperature range in which stellar oscillations can be driven in subdwarf B-stars. Finally, the highlight of the thesis is the measurement of velocities of stars using only photometric data from NASA's Kepler satellite. Doppler beaming causes stars to appear slightly brighter when they move towards us in their orbits, and this subtle effect can be seen in Kepler's brightness measurements. The thesis presents the first validation of such velocity measurements using independent spectroscopic measurements. Since the detection and validation of this Doppler beaming effect, it has been used in tens of studies to detect and characterize binary star systems, which are key calibrators in stellar astronomy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction.- Spin-resolved spectroscopy of the intermediate polar DQ Her.- Spectral variability on the spin period of the white dwarf in V455 And.- Kepler observations of the beaming binary KPD1946+4340.- Doppler beaming and Romer delay in the Kepler data of KOI-74.- A new grid of evolutionary sdB models and their pulsational properties.- MAIA: the Mercator Advanced Imager for Asteroseismology.- Conclusions and future prospects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book, which is a reworked and updated version of Steven Bloemen's original PhD thesis, reports on several high-precision studies of compact variable stars. Its strength lies in the large variety of observational, theoretical and instrumentation techniques that are presented and used and paves the way towards new and detailed asteroseismic applications of single and binary subdwarf stars. Close binary stars are studied using high cadence spectroscopic datasets collected with state of the art electron multiplying CCDs and analysed using Doppler tomography visualization techniques. The work touches upon instrumentation, presenting the calibration of a new fast, multi-colour camera installed at the Mercator Telescope on La Palma. The thesis also includes theoretical work on the computation of the temperature range in which stellar oscillations can be driven in subdwarf B-stars. Finally, the highlight of the thesis is the measurement of velocities of stars using only photometric data from NASA's Kepler satellite. Doppler beaming causes stars to appear slightly brighter when they move towards us in their orbits, and this subtle effect can be seen in Kepler's brightness measurements. The thesis presents the first validation of such velocity measurements using independent spectroscopic measurements. Since the detection and validation of this Doppler beaming effect, it has been used in tens of studies to detect and characterize binary star systems, which are key calibrators in stellar astronomy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (37 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Genetic admixture processes
  • Statistical approach to allele frequencies in admixed populations
  • General mechanistic approach to complex admixture processes
  • Human admixture: isolation, migration and sociocultural behavior
  • Genetic admixture in the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens.
  • Contents: Genetic admixture processes
  • Statistical approach to allele frequencies in admixed populations
  • General mechanistic approach to complex admixture processes
  • Human admixture: isolation, migration and sociocultural behavior
  • Genetic admixture in the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (32 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Origin of human "Pygmies"
  • Invention of the Pygmies by western travelers
  • Admixture among Central African populations.
  • Contents: Origin of human "Pygmies"
  • Invention of the Pygmies by western travelers
  • Admixture among Central African populations.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (33 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Humans as mosaics
  • Biological indeterminacy & robustness
  • Parallel evolution
  • Genotype vs. phenotype
  • Categorical thinking misses complexity
  • Penetrance and expressivity
  • Nature and nurture
  • "Superpower" mutations
  • Identifying disease mutations
  • Genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Discovery of families with rare diseases and/or increased prevalence for syndromes
  • Genetic background and environmental perturbation influence phenotypic differences in severe mental illness.
  • Contents: Humans as mosaics
  • Biological indeterminacy & robustness
  • Parallel evolution
  • Genotype vs. phenotype
  • Categorical thinking misses complexity
  • Penetrance and expressivity
  • Nature and nurture
  • "Superpower" mutations
  • Identifying disease mutations
  • Genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Discovery of families with rare diseases and/or increased prevalence for syndromes
  • Genetic background and environmental perturbation influence phenotypic differences in severe mental illness.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (24 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Human-chimpanzee similarities
  • Human-chimpanzee genomic comparison
  • DNA duplication in human evolution
  • DNA substitution in human evolution
  • Modeling molecular evolution
  • 2 goals of comparative genomics
  • Identifying human accelerated regions (HARs).
  • Contents: Human-chimpanzee similarities
  • Human-chimpanzee genomic comparison
  • DNA duplication in human evolution
  • DNA substitution in human evolution
  • Modeling molecular evolution
  • 2 goals of comparative genomics
  • Identifying human accelerated regions (HARs).
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (44 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Natural selection at the immune system
  • Signals of pathogen-driven selection in the human genome
  • Human evolution and susceptibility to infectious diseases
  • Autoimmune conditions and the hygiene hypothesis.
  • Contents: Natural selection at the immune system
  • Signals of pathogen-driven selection in the human genome
  • Human evolution and susceptibility to infectious diseases
  • Autoimmune conditions and the hygiene hypothesis.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (34 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Brief introduction to population genetics
  • The neutral coalescent & its distortion by population growth
  • The site frequency spectrum
  • Growth results in excess of rare variants
  • Mutation rate & its estimation from rapidly growing populations
  • Growth results in allelic heterogeneity
  • Different rare variants at disease-causing loci.
  • Contents: Brief introduction to population genetics
  • The neutral coalescent & its distortion by population growth
  • The site frequency spectrum
  • Growth results in excess of rare variants
  • Mutation rate & its estimation from rapidly growing populations
  • Growth results in allelic heterogeneity
  • Different rare variants at disease-causing loci.
Video
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (43 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Phenotypic diversity in human populations
  • Selective sweeps
  • Clines of allele frequency
  • Selection on standing variation
  • Polygenic adaptations
  • Adaptive introgression
  • Adaptations to high altitude
  • Genome-wide evidence for local adaptations
  • Interpreting the results of selection scans
  • Convergent adaptations.
  • Contents: Phenotypic diversity in human populations
  • Selective sweeps
  • Clines of allele frequency
  • Selection on standing variation
  • Polygenic adaptations
  • Adaptive introgression
  • Adaptations to high altitude
  • Genome-wide evidence for local adaptations
  • Interpreting the results of selection scans
  • Convergent adaptations.
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 147 pages) : illustrations
  • Taxonomy in the Electronic Age.- Correct Names for Some of the Closest Relatives of Carica Papaya.- A Dated Phylogeny of the Papaya Family.- Chromosome Counts for the Caricaceae Reveal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Fernanda Antunes Carvalho addresses an issue of key importance to the field of systematics, namely how to foster taxonomic work and the dissemination of scientific knowledge about species by taking full advantage of electronic data and bioinformatics tools. The first part focuses on the development of an electronic monograph of the papaya family (Caricaceae) using existing infrastructures of Information Technology (IT) and bioinformatic tools that together set the stage for a new era of systematics. Based on the plastid and nuclear DNA data, the author inferred historical processes in the second part that may have shaped the evolution of the Caricaceae and explain their current geographic distribution. The last part is dedicated to the evolution of chromosome numbers in the Caricaceae and includes counts for species from three genera (Cylicomorpha, Horovitzia, Jarilla) that have never been investigated before.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Taxonomy in the Electronic Age.- Correct Names for Some of the Closest Relatives of Carica Papaya.- A Dated Phylogeny of the Papaya Family.- Chromosome Counts for the Caricaceae Reveal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Fernanda Antunes Carvalho addresses an issue of key importance to the field of systematics, namely how to foster taxonomic work and the dissemination of scientific knowledge about species by taking full advantage of electronic data and bioinformatics tools. The first part focuses on the development of an electronic monograph of the papaya family (Caricaceae) using existing infrastructures of Information Technology (IT) and bioinformatic tools that together set the stage for a new era of systematics. Based on the plastid and nuclear DNA data, the author inferred historical processes in the second part that may have shaped the evolution of the Caricaceae and explain their current geographic distribution. The last part is dedicated to the evolution of chromosome numbers in the Caricaceae and includes counts for species from three genera (Cylicomorpha, Horovitzia, Jarilla) that have never been investigated before.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)