Biodiversity and Evolution includes chapters devoted to the evolution and biodiversity of organisms at the molecular level, based on the study of natural collections from the Museum of Natural History. The book starts with an epistemological and historical introduction and ends with a critical overview of the Anthropocene epoch.
- Explores the study of natural collections of the Museum of Natural History
- Examines evolution and biodiversity at the molecular level
- Features an introduction focusing on epistemology and history
- Provides a critical overview
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- From Richard Owen to Charles Darwin: Understanding the Origin of Life's Diversity Claudine COHEN
- Life Engineering in an Evolutionary World Thomas HEAMS
- The View of Systematics on Biodiversity Philippe GRANDCOLAS
- Which Model(s) Explain Biodiversity? Guillaume ACHAZ
- Analysis of Microbial Diversity: Regarding the (Paradoxical) Difficulty of Seeing Big in Metagenomics Chloé VIGLIOTTI, Philippe LOPEZ and Eric BAPTESTE
- Genetic Code Degeneracy and Amino Acid Frequency in Proteomes Jean LEHMANN
- Telomeres and Telomerases: Structural Diversity for the Same Role Carole SAINTOMÉ
- Globalization and Infectious Diseases Thierry WIRTH
- Why are Morpho Blue? Vincent DEBAT, Serge BERTHIER, Patrick BLANDIN, Nicolas CHAZOT, Marianne ELIAS, Doris GOMEZ and Violaine LLAURENS
- Biodiversity in Natural History Collections: a Source of Data for the Study of Evolution Romain NATTIER
- Mice and Men: an Evolutionary History of Lassa Fever Aude LALIS and Thierry WIRTH
- Evolutionary History of Moles in Western Europe: One Mole May Hide Another! Violaine NICOLAS, Jessica MARTINEZ-VARGAS and Jean-Pierre HUGOT
- The Conoidea and Their Toxins: Evolution of a Hyper-Diversified Group Nicolas PUILLANDRE and Sébastien DUTERTRE
- The Anthropocene: a Geological or Societal Subject? Patrick DE WEVER and Stan FINNEY
Philippe Grandcolas is a Senior Scientist CNRS and Director at the Institut de Systematique, Evolution, Biodiversite.
Marie-Christine Maurel is a professor- researcher at UPMC and MNHN.