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By Mark D. Pagel and Andrew Pomiankowski

Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics is the 1st significant assessment of advancements within the swiftly advancing parts of genomics and proteomics, with specific emphasis on putting those fields in an evolutionary context. With a growing to be realizing of genes, their variety and rules, and the way their items interact in networks of interacting components, a brand new period of biology is rising. The genome is coming to be noticeable not only as a suite of genes, yet as a posh set of directions for creating a phenotype, written in electronic shape. The problem for evolutionary biologists is to take advantage of this data to appreciate how phenotypic novelty, complexity, robustness, and evolvability end up good as how those forces sculpt the genome and to hyperlink genomic and phenotypic range inside of populations. Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics highlights new examine in a majority of these parts with 13 chapters from best scientists on subject matters together with structures biology, the foundation of genes and lateral gene move, gene rules and gene dispensability, proteome complexity, genomic immune platforms, sex-biased genomic expression, intercourse chromosome evolution, gene and protein community evolution, adaptive genome evolution, and human evolutionary genomics. The chapters are richly illustrated and written for college students and researchers within the existence sciences.

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By Mark D. Pagel and Andrew Pomiankowski

Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics is the 1st significant assessment of advancements within the swiftly advancing parts of genomics and proteomics, with specific emphasis on putting those fields in an evolutionary context. With a growing to be realizing of genes, their variety and rules, and the way their items interact in networks of interacting components, a brand new period of biology is rising. The genome is coming to be noticeable not only as a suite of genes, yet as a posh set of directions for creating a phenotype, written in electronic shape. The problem for evolutionary biologists is to take advantage of this data to appreciate how phenotypic novelty, complexity, robustness, and evolvability end up good as how those forces sculpt the genome and to hyperlink genomic and phenotypic range inside of populations. Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics highlights new examine in a majority of these parts with 13 chapters from best scientists on subject matters together with structures biology, the foundation of genes and lateral gene move, gene rules and gene dispensability, proteome complexity, genomic immune platforms, sex-biased genomic expression, intercourse chromosome evolution, gene and protein community evolution, adaptive genome evolution, and human evolutionary genomics. The chapters are richly illustrated and written for college students and researchers within the existence sciences.

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Renewed appreciation for the role of viruses (phages) in prokaryote ecology and evolution, and in particular as agents for LGT, comes from genomics at three levels (Briissow et al. 2004). First, complete bacterial genome sequences show that prophages (active and moribund) are present in most bacteria, and can make up 20 percent of a genome. Much of the variation in genome size among sh'ains of a species can reflect variation in prophage content. Diversity in the numbers, locations, and types of prophages encoding Shiga toxins, for instance, characterize the rapidly diverging strains of the notorious pathogen E.

In the 1970s, Sorin Sonea and Darryl Reanney proposed that all prokaryotes comprise one global metapopulation, sharing a common universal gene pool and evolving as does a single "species" of multicellular organisms, albeit with significant differences in rate. Such proposals did not enjoy wide acceptance, however, perhaps because the spread of antibiotic resistance was seen as a special. (and recent) phenomenon, and perhaps because pervasive LGT was incompatible with the molecular phylogenetic approach, then gaining popularity (see essays collected in Sapp 2005).

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