Origin and Evolution of Biodiversity

  • Pierre Pontarotti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Genome/Phenotype Evolution

  3. Self/Nonself Evolution

  4. Origin of Biodiversity

  5. Origin of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Charles W. Carter Jr., Peter R. Wills
      Pages 293-313
  6. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Patricia Tatemoto, Carlos Guerrero-Bosagna
      Pages 317-330
    3. George R. McGhee, Isabelle Hue, Justine Dardaillon, Pierre Pontarotti
      Pages 331-340

About this book


The book includes 19 selected contributions presented at the 21st Evolutionary Biology Meeting, which took place in Marseille in September 2017. The chapters are grouped into the following five categories:

·       Genome/Phenotype Evolution

·       Self/Nonself Evolution

·       Origin of Biodiversity

·       Origin of Life

·       Concepts

The annual Evolutionary Biology Meetings in Marseille serve to gather leading evolutionary biologists and other scientists using evolutionary biology concepts, e.g. for medical research. The aim of these meetings is to promote the exchange of ideas to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations. Offering an up-to-date overview of recent findings in the field of evolutionary biology, this book is in invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and advanced students.


Evolutionary biology concepts Comparative genomics Functional phylogeny Exobiology Convergent evolution Evolutionary Biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Pontarotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Aix-Marseille Université IRD, APHM, Microbe, Evolution, Phylogénie, Infection, IHU Méditerranée InfectionMarseilleFrance

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