Introduction.- Genes, Genetic Codes, and Mutation.- Dynamics of Genes in Populations.- Evolutionary Change in Nucleotide Sequences.- Rates and Patterns of Nucleotide Substitution.- Molecular Phylogenetics.- Gene Duplication, Exon Shuffling, and Concerted Evolution.- Evolution by Transposition.- Genome Evolution.- Appendix I. Timetables of Evolution.- Appendix II. Basics of Probability.- Literature Cited.- Subject Index.- Appendix I: Spatial and Temporal Frameworks of the Evolutionary Process.- Appendix II: Basics of Probability.- Literature Cited.- Index.- Taxonomic Index.
DAN GRAUR, Tel Aviv University
WEN-HSIUNG LI, University of Chicago
Fundamentals Of Molecular Evolution can serve both as an excellent text book for students of different biological disciplines and as a very useful introduction into molecular evolution for professional readers. Undoubtedly, this book should be an essential purchase for all libraries in higher education institutions with biology departments. * V. N. Ksenzenko and Y. A. Trotsenko, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology *