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Table of Contents

1: Selectionism and Mutationism
2: Neo-Darwinism and Pan-Selectionism
3: Evolutionary Theories in the Neo-Darwinian Era
4: Molecular Evolution
5: Gene Duplication, Multigene Families, and Repetitive DNA Sequences
6: Evolution of Phenotypic Characters
7: Mutation and Selection in Speciation
8: Adaptation and Evolution
9: Mutation and Selection in Evolution
10: Summary and Conclusion

About the Author

Masatoshi Nei is a molecular evolutionary geneticist and has developed many statistical methods that are widely used for evolutionary studies at present. He has also studied human evolution and evolution of multigene families, immune systems genes, sensory receptor genes, etc. Masatoshi Nei is currently Evan Pugh Professor of Biology at the Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He received numerous Awards including the
International Prize for Biology from Japan and the Thomas Morgan Medal from the Genetics Society of America. Nei is a co-founder of the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution and served as President of
the Society for the Study of Molecular Biology and Evolution and American Genetic Association.


[T]hose of us involved in evolution education and interested in conceptual issues relevant to evolution have a lot to learn from this book.
*Kostas Kampourakis, Science & Education*

Overall, this is a fascinating piece of science and an impressive amount of work, thematically broad but still remarkably synthetic and focused in each of its sections. As a masters student I learned molecular evolution largely thanks to Nei's (1987) Molecular Evolutionary Genetics. I would warmly recommend this update to 21st century students, if only for its clarity and originality.
*Nicolas Galtier, Systematic Biology*

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