Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms

  • Pierre Pontarotti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. History of Great Discoveries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margherita Raineri, Erki Tammiksaar
      Pages 3-17
  3. Evolutionary Biology Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Søren Nors Nielsen, Claus Emmeche
      Pages 21-36
  4. Exobiology and the Origin of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Wim Hordijk, Mike Steel, Stuart Kauffman
      Pages 49-60
    3. Hideo Hashizume, Sjerry van der Gaast, Benny K. G. Theng
      Pages 61-79
    4. Rafał Wieczorek, Michael C. Wamberg, Anders N. Albertsen, Philipp M. G. Löffler, Pierre-Alain Monnard
      Pages 81-94
    5. Jack T. O’Malley-James, Stefanie Lutz
      Pages 95-108
  5. Evolutionary Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Maxime Bruto, Claire Prigent-Combaret, Patricia Luis, Grégory Hoff, Yvan Moënne-Loccoz, Daniel Muller
      Pages 165-179
    3. V. Montano, A. Eriksson, A. Manica, Y. Moodley
      Pages 217-229
    4. Donald T. Stewart, Walter R. Hoeh, Gerhard Bauer, Sophie Breton
      Pages 245-255
    5. Priscilla Ambrosi, Sebastian Chahda, Emma Yang, Rui Sousa-Neves, Claudia M. Mizutani
      Pages 269-280
    6. Youngmin Chu, Joseph Schinaman, Rui Sousa-Neves
      Pages 281-295
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-300

About this book


This book presents 19 selected contributions to the 16th Evolutionary Biology Meeting, which took place in September 2012 in Marseilles. The aims of these annual meetings, which gather together leading evolutionary bioloigsts and other sienctists, are to promote the exchange of ideas and to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations. The first chapter deals with the history of a great discovery: The first experiments on ascidian and sea urchin egg fertilization. The remaining contributions are grouped under the following categories:

·         Evolutionary biology concepts

·         Exobiology and the origin of life

·         Evolutionary mechanisms

Offering an up-to-date overview of recent findings in the field of evolutionary biology, this book is an invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and advanced students.


Biodiversiy Evolution Evolutionary biology concepts Modeling Phylogeny

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Pontarotti
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS UMR 6632, Labo. Evolution Biologique etUniversité d'Aix-MarseilleMarseille CX 03France

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