Biodiversity and Evolution - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785482779, 9780081025673

Biodiversity and Evolution

1st Edition

Editors: Philippe Grandcolas Marie-Christine Maurel
eBook ISBN: 9780081025673
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482779
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 23rd March 2018
Page Count: 284
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Students, teachers and researchers, interested in biology, epistemology and scientific cultural aspects

Table of Contents

  1. From Richard Owen to Charles Darwin: Understanding the Origin of Life’s Diversity Claudine COHEN
  2. Life Engineering in an Evolutionary World Thomas HEAMS
  3. The View of Systematics on Biodiversity Philippe GRANDCOLAS
  4. Which Model(s) Explain Biodiversity? Guillaume ACHAZ
  5. Analysis of Microbial Diversity: Regarding the (Paradoxical) Difficulty of Seeing Big in Metagenomics Chloé VIGLIOTTI, Philippe LOPEZ and Eric BAPTESTE
  6. Genetic Code Degeneracy and Amino Acid Frequency in Proteomes Jean LEHMANN
  7. Telomeres and Telomerases: Structural Diversity for the Same Role Carole SAINTOMÉ
  8. Globalization and Infectious Diseases Thierry WIRTH
  9. Why are Morpho Blue? Vincent DEBAT, Serge BERTHIER, Patrick BLANDIN, Nicolas CHAZOT, Marianne ELIAS, Doris GOMEZ and Violaine LLAURENS
  10. Biodiversity in Natural History Collections: a Source of Data for the Study of Evolution Romain NATTIER
  11. Mice and Men: an Evolutionary History of Lassa Fever Aude LALIS and Thierry WIRTH
  12. Evolutionary History of Moles in Western Europe: One Mole May Hide Another! Violaine NICOLAS, Jessica MARTINEZ-VARGAS and Jean-Pierre HUGOT
  13. The Conoidea and Their Toxins: Evolution of a Hyper-Diversified Group Nicolas PUILLANDRE and Sébastien DUTERTRE
  14. The Anthropocene: a Geological or Societal Subject? Patrick DE WEVER and Stan FINNEY


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About the Editor

Philippe Grandcolas

Philippe Grandcolas is a Senior Scientist CNRS and Director at the Institut de Systematique, Evolution, Biodiversite.

Affiliations and Expertise

CNRS, France

Marie-Christine Maurel

Marie-Christine Maurel is a professor- researcher at UPMC and MNHN.

Affiliations and Expertise

UPMC and MNHN, France

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