Transposable Elements and Evolution

  • Editors
  • J. F. McDonald

Part of the Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Evolution book series (CIGE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Transposable elements and evolution

    1. John F. McDonald
      Pages 1-4
  3. Retroviral-like transposable elements and regulatory evolution

  4. Factors influencing the frequency and distribution of transposable elements in natural populations

  5. Transposable elements and speciation

  6. The evolutionary history of transposable elements

  7. Is the neo-Darwinian paradigm in need of revision?

    1. J. A. Shapiro
      Pages 325-347

About this book


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.


Charles Darwin Darwin evolution

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4897-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2028-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-712X
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