Neutral Models in Biology

Neutral Models in Biology

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Neutral models are constructed to help scientists understand complex patterns of form, structure, or behavior that may not be observed directly. In this unique volume, eight distinguished scientists present a comprehensive study of the use of neutral models in testing biological theories. They describe the principles of model testing and explore how they are applied to research in molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and paleontology. In addition to the editors, the contributors include Stephen Stigler, David Raup, Paul Harvey, L.B. Slobodkin, Stuart Kauffman, William Wimsatt, and James Crow.... arrangements of cis, trans, and structural genes on the chromosomes corresponds to alterations in the aquot;wiring diagram. ... connections, having implications for oncogenesis (Cairns 1981) and also opening novel evolutionary possibilities.

Title:Neutral Models in Biology
Author:Department of Geology Field Museum of Natural History Matthew H. Nitecki Curator, Chicago, Polish Academy of Science Antoni Hoffman Research Scientist Institute of Paleobiology, Warsaw
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1987-12-31


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