Download e-book for iPad: Encyclopedia of Evolution by Stanley A., Ph.d. Rice

By Stanley A., Ph.d. Rice

One does not frequently take into consideration examining an encyclopedia directly via, yet i actually loved doing so with this one. The entries are in actual fact written and engaging, illustrating the breadth of evolutionary technological know-how. in fact, it could even be used as a reference resource to study short summaries of the foremost options in evolution. An interesting standpoint is supplied by way of Rice on creationist nonsense as he was one himself and brazenly stocks how his point of view shifted to the opposite part. he's a botanist and such a lot of of the references to evolution from the plant viewpoint have been refreshingly new to somebody like me who has been extra interested in animal evolution. The Appendix is a truly great precis of the starting place of Species; studying it rather made me delight in simply what a massive genius Darwin used to be. Strongly recommended!!

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Even in the world of vaccine development, which would seem to be as far away as one could get from Darwin and the struggle for existence in the natural world, the evolutionary process is at work. Further Reading Even within a single patient, HIV evolves resistance to AZT, a drug used against it. Each line (connecting the data points) represents the death of viruses in response to increasing amounts of AZT. The three lines represent the death of viruses in the patient after two, , and 0 months of therapy.

Science 308 (2005): 1,582–1,583. ” Nature 410 (2001): 1,047–1,048. ” Nature 411 (2001): 545–546.  Allometry is relevant to evolution because it allows the identification of which characteristics are the necessary results of body size, and which were free to evolve as evolutionary adaptations (see adaptation). Allometry has important biological consequences. If a large animal were structurally the same as a small one, the large animal would have less internal and external surface area relative to its volume.

HIV with reduced sensitivity to Zidovudine (AZT) isolated during prolonged therapy. Science 243 (1989): 1,731– 1,734. ” Science 308 (2005): 1,582–1,583. ” Nature 410 (2001): 1,047–1,048. ” Nature 411 (2001): 545–546.  Allometry is relevant to evolution because it allows the identification of which characteristics are the necessary results of body size, and which were free to evolve as evolutionary adaptations (see adaptation). Allometry has important biological consequences. If a large animal were structurally the same as a small one, the large animal would have less internal and external surface area relative to its volume.

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