Sex origin and evolution

Proceedings of International Symposium on Origin and Evolution of Sex, Siena, September 9-11, 1991 (Selected symposia and monographs)
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Sex (Biology), Congresses, Evolution (Bio
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL9188840M
ISBN 108870001768
ISBN 139788870001761

The question of why organisms reproduce sexually is still a matter of controversy. In this account, Professor Maynard Smith considers the selective forces responsible for the origin and evolution of sexual reproduction and genetic recombination, using quantitative population genetics arguments to support his by: The question of why organisms reproduce sexually is still a matter of controversy.

In this account, Professor Maynard Smith considers the selective forces responsible for the origin and evolution of sexual reproduction and genetic recombination, using quantitative population genetics arguments to support his ideas. The relative importance of individual and group selection processes are.

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According to MacIver, in history there was no such stage in which family was absent or such stage is which is emerged.” There is controversy about the origin of the family but following are some of the important theories of evolution about the origin of the family.

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In his book The Evolution of Sex, Professor John Maynard Smith presents “a scheme for the origin of sex,” calling it “the best scheme I can offer.” He states in conclusion: “I cannot pretend to much confidence in this explanation.” “Sex is the queen of problems in evolutionary biology.

The problem of the origin and evolution of vascular cryptogams is no exception to this general rule. There have been various interpretations and perhaps many more are yet to come. A detailed analysis of all these theories is beyond the scope of this book.

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“Darwin’s wife’s religiosity was the reason why there is nothing in On the Origin of Species about the evolution of humans.” I left aside more technical, textbook-type titles like The Selfish Gene by Dawkins and Adaptation and Natural Selection by George.

On the origin of species by means of natural selection. The descent of man and selection in relation to sex Author DARWIN, Charles Format/binding Cloth; tight and secure Book condition Used - Near Fine Quantity available 1 Binding Hardcover Publisher D. Appleton and Company Place of Publication New York Date published Keywords.

Origin of Mankind– Summary Modern humans originated recently from a small population at a single geographic location Modern culture and religious expression appeared suddenly and dramatically.Unlike in On the Origin of Species, Darwin now unabashedly takes on human evolution.

His new book also stresses the importance of "sexual selection" in driving the evolution of .