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Avise, John C.

Overview
Works: 59 works in 355 publications in 5 languages and 22,455 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QH438.4.B55, 660.65
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Most widely held works by John C Avise
Molecular markers, natural history and evolution by John C Avise( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular markers have opened exciting new windows through which to view the natural biological world. This treatment addresses the many applications for genetic markers (from polymorphic proteins and DNA) from the perspectives of population biology, behavioral ecology, organismal evolution, and phylogeny. Opening chapters review the history and purview of molecular approaches, and compare and contrast various laboratory techniques for revealing molecular markers. Subsequent chapters review the extensive scientific literature of molecular ecology and evolution, and describe a cornucopia of captivating discoveries about nature's workings, past and present
The hope, hype & reality of genetic engineering : remarkable stories from agriculture, industry, medicine, and the environment by John C Avise( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you want to know more about the transgenic items on your dinner table, how barnyard animals are being cloned for pharmaceuticals and foods, how wild creatures from mosquitoes to endangered species are being genetically modified, or what genetic engineering holds for the future of medicine and the human species, you need to read this book."--Jacket
Inside the human genome : a case for non-intelligent design by John C Avise( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you explain flaw in a world engineered by God? Avise extends this age-old question to the most basic aspect of humanity's physical evidence-- our genes-- and provides the evolutionary answers
The genetic gods : evolution and belief in human affairs by John C Avise( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They mastermind our lives, shaping our features, our health, and our behavior, even in the sacrosanct realms of love and sex, religion, aging, and death. Yet we are the ones who house, perpetuate, and give the promise of immortality to these biological agents, our genetic gods. The link between genes and gods is hardly arbitrary, as the distinguished evolutionary geneticist John Avise reveals in this book. In clear, straight-forward terms, Avise reviews recent discoveries in molecular biology, evolutionary genetics, and human genetic engineering, and discusses the relevance of these findings to issues of ultimate concern traditionally reserved for mythology, theology, and religious faith
Evolutionary pathways in nature : a phylogenetic approach by John C Avise( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reconstructing phylogenetic trees from DNA sequences has become a popular exercise in many branches of biology, and here the award-winning geneticist John Avise explains why. Molecular phylogenies provide a genealogical backdrop for interpreting the evolutionary histories of many other types of biological traits (anatomical, behavioral, ecological, physiological, biochemical, and even geographical). Guiding readers on a natural history tour along dozens of evolutionary pathways, the author describes how creatures ranging from microbes to elephants came to possess their current phenotypes."--Jacket
Phylogeography : the history and formation of species by John C Avise( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phylogeography is a discipline concerned with various relationships between gene genealogies - phylogenenics - and geography." "Phylogeography captures the conceptual and empirical richness of the field, and also the sense of genuine innovation that phylogeographic perspectives have brought to evolutionary studies." "This book will be essential reading for graduate students and professionals in evolutionary biology and ecology as well as for anyone interested in the emergence of this new and integrative discipline."--Jacket
Conservation genetics : case histories from nature by John C Avise( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the relevance of genetics for the conservation of species, communities, and ecosystems, emphasizing actual case histories
Genetics in the wild by John C Avise( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning geneticist John C. Avise guides this delightful voyage around the planet in search of answers to nature's mysteries. He demonstrates how scientists directly examine DNA to address long-standing questions about wild animals, plants, and microbes. Through dozens of stories that span the world, nature emerges as a realm where truth can be far stranger than fiction. From a 100-ton mushroom to egg-swapping birds, extinct ground sloths to microbes inside our bodies, Avise examines a cornucopia of natural-history topics and explains how today's modern genetic techniques offer novel insights. Do armadillo litters really contain clones? When is a fig tree not just a single tree? Where have migratory whales traveled? Who are the mothers of the embryos carried by pregnant male seahorses? What insect was the world's earliest farmer? How closely related are Neanderthals to modern humans? Answers to these and many more questions are presented here in a straightforwad manner that reveals Avise's enthusiasm for uncovering nature's hidden ways. Each entry is accompanied by a beautiful illustration from Trudy Nicholson, widely recognized as one of today's leading nature artists
Essential readings in evolutionary biology( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces scholarly thought from the nineteenth-century birth of evolutionary biology to the mapping of the human genome through forty-eight essays, arranged in chronological order, each preceded by a one-page essay that explains the significance of the chosen work
Evolutionary perspectives on pregnancy by John C Avise( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering both the internal and external incubation of offspring, this book provides a biology-rich survey of the natural history, ecology, genetics, and evolution of pregnancy-like phenomena. From mammals and other live-bearing organisms to viviparous reptiles, male-pregnant fishes, larval-brooding worms, crabs, sea cucumbers, and corals, the world's various species display pregnancy and other forms of parental devotion in surprisingly multifaceted ways. An adult female (or male) can incubate its offspring in a womb, stomach, mouth, vocal sac, gill chamber, epithelial pouch, backpack, leg pocket, nest, or an encasing of embryos, and by studying these diverse examples from a comparative vantage point, the ecological and evolutionary-genetic outcomes of different reproductive models become fascinatingly clear. John C. Avise discusses each mode of pregnancy and the decipherable genetic signatures it has left on the reproductive structures, physiologies, and innate sexual behaviors of extant species. By considering the many biological aspects of gestation from different evolutionary angles, Avise offers captivating new insights into the significance of "heavy" parental investment in progeny."--Publisher's description
On evolution by John C Avise( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermaphroditism : a primer on the biology, ecology, and evolution of dual sexuality by John C Avise( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While members of most sexually reproducing species are either male or female, individuals belonging to the rest of the biological world are not so simply defined. Hermaphroditic creatures reproduce both as a male and as a female, providing a fascinating example of alternative sexual practice and its ecological and evolutionary successes. Eloquently written by an award-winning biologist and pioneer in molecular ecology, this primer traces the phenomenon of hermaphroditism throughout Earth's species and the adaptive significance of alternative sexual systems. Accessible and richly illustrated, the text maps the evolutionary origins of hermaphroditism, as well as its historical instances and fictional representations, underscoring the relevance of dual sexuality to our biological, intellectual, and cultural making
Clonality : the genetics, ecology, and evolution of sexual abstinence in vertebrate animals by John C Avise( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Approximately 99.9% of vertebrate species reproduce sexually. The exceptional 0.1% reproduce via asexual or clonal means, which vary wildly and are fascinating in their own right. In this book, John C. Avise describes the genetics, ecology, natural history, and evolution of the world's approximately 100 species of vertebrate animals that routinely display one form or another of clonal or quasi-clonal reproduction." "Using simple and evocative language, but without sacrificing scientific rigor, the author guides readers into the astounding realm of sexual abstinence, from the levels of DNA molecules and somatic cells to whole animals and natural populations. By considering the many facets of sexual abstinence and clonal reproduction in vertebrate animals, Avise sheds new light on the biological meaning and ramifications of standard sexuality."--Jacket
In the light of evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

23 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the second volume from the In the Light of Evolution series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, and designed to promote the evolutionary sciences. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Individually and collectively, the ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution, address some of the most intellectually engaging as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times, and foster a greater appreciation of evolutionary biology as a consolidating foundation for the life sciences."--Pub. desc
Conceptual breakthroughs in evolutionary genetics : a brief history of shifting paradigms by John C Avise( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics is a pithy, lively book occupying a special niche-the conceptual history of evolutionary genetics- not inhabited by any other available treatment. Written by a world-leading authority in evolutionary genetics, this work encapsulates and ranks 70 of the most significant paradigm shifts in evolutionary biology and genetics during the century-and-a-half since Darwin and Mendel. The science of evolutionary genetics is central to all of biology, but many students and other practitioners have little knowledge of its historical roots and conceptual developments. This book fills that knowledge gap in a thought-provoking and readable format
Molecular ecology and evolution : the organismal side : selected writings from the Avise laboratory by John C Avise( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a reprinted collection of 69 "classics" from the Avise laboratory, chosen to illustrate a trademark brand of research that harnesses molecular markers to scientific studies of natural history and evolution in the wild. Spanning the early 1970s through the late 2000s, these articles trace how the author and his colleagues have used molecular genetics techniques to address multifarious conceptual topics in genetics, ecology, and evolution, in a fascinating menagerie of creatures with oft-peculiar lifestyles. The organisms described in this volume range from blind cavefish to male-pregnant pipefishes and sea spiders, from clonal armadillos to natal-homing marine turtles, from hermaphroditic sea snails to hybridizing monkeys and tree frogs, from clonal marine sponges to pseudohermaphroditic mollusks to introgressing oysters, and from endangered pocket gophers, terrapins, and sparrows to unisexual (all-female) fish species to "living-fossil" horseshoe crabs, and even to a strange little fish that routinely mates with itself. The conceptual and molecular topics addressed in this volume are also universal, ranging from punctuated equilibrium to coalescent theory to the need for greater standardization in taxonomy, from cytonuclear disequilibrium statistics to the ideas of speciation duration and sympatric speciation, from historical population demography to phylogenetic reconstructions of males' sexual ornaments, from the population genetic consequences of inbreeding to Pleistocene effects on phylogeography, and from the molecular underpinnings of null alleles to the notion of clustered mutations that arise in groups to compelling empirical evidence for the unanticipated processes of gene conversion and concerted evolution in animal mitochondrial DNA. Overall, this collection includes many of the best, most influential, sometimes controversial, occasionally provocative, always intriguing, or otherwise entertaining publications to have emerged from the Avise laboratory over the last four decades. Thus, this book conveys, through the eyes of one of the field's longstanding pioneers, what "the organismal side" of molecular ecology and evolution really means
In the light of evolution by John C Avise( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two Centuries of Darwin is the third book of the In the Light of Evolution series. Each installment in the series explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. The ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution and address some of the most intellectually engaging, as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times."--
In the light of evolution by National Academy Of Sciences( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Brain and Behavior," which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 20-21, 2012, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. It is the sixth in a series of Colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." Specifically, In Light of Evolution: Brain and Behavior focuses on the field of evolutionary neuroscience that now includes a vast array of different approaches, data types, and species."
Adaptation and complex design( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December 2006, the National Academy of Sciences sponsored a colloquium (featured as part of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia series) on "Adaptation and Complex Design" to synthesize recent empirical findings and conceptual approaches towards understanding the evolutionary origins and maintenance of complex adaptations. Darwin's elucidation of natural selection as a creative natural force was a monumental achievement in the history of science, but a century and a half later some religious believers still contend that biotic complexity registers conscious supernatural design. In this book, modern scientific perspectives are presented on the evolutionary origin and maintenance of complex phenotypes including various behaviors, anatomies, and physiologies. After an introduction by the editors and an opening historical and conceptual essay by Francisco Ayala, this book includes 14 papers presented by distinguished evolutionists at the colloquium. The papers are organized into sections covering epistemological approaches to the study of biocomplexity, a hierarchy of topics on biological complexity ranging from ontogeny to symbiosis, and case studies explaining how complex phenotypes are being dissected in terms of genetics and development."--Publisher's website
In the Light of Evolution Cooperation and Conflict by Joan E Strassman( Book )

2 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Cooperation and Conflict," which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 7-8, 2011, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California. It is the fifth in a series of colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." The current volume explores recent developments in the study of cooperation and conflict, ranging from the level of the gene to societies and symbioses. Humans can be vicious, but paradoxically we are also among nature's great cooperators. Even our great conflicts-wars-are extremely cooperative endeavors on each side. Some of this cooperation is best understood culturally, but we are also products of evolution, with bodies, brains, and behaviors molded by natural selection. How cooperation evolves has been one of the big questions in evolutionary biology, and how it pays or does not pay is a great intellectual puzzle. The puzzle of cooperation was the dominant theme of research in the early years of Darwin's research, whereas recent work has emphasized its importance and ubiquity. Far from being a rare trait shown by social insects and a few others, cooperation is both widespread taxonomically and essential to life. The depth of research on cooperation and conflict has increased greatly, most notably in the direction of small organisms. Although most of In the Light of Evolution V: Cooperation and Conflict is about the new topics that are being treated as part of social evolution, such as genes, microbes, and medicine, the old fundamental subjects still matter and remain the object of vigorous research. The first four chapters revisit some of these standard arenas, including social insects, cooperatively breeding birds, mutualisms, and how to model social evolution."
 
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The hope, hype & reality of genetic engineering : remarkable stories from agriculture, industry, medicine, and the environment
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Avise, J. C.

John Avise American biologist

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The hope, hype & reality of genetic engineering : remarkable stories from agriculture, industry, medicine, and the environmentInside the human genome : a case for non-intelligent designThe genetic gods : evolution and belief in human affairsEvolutionary pathways in nature : a phylogenetic approachPhylogeography : the history and formation of speciesConservation genetics : case histories from natureGenetics in the wildOn evolution