9780521293020-0521293022-The Evolution of Sex

The Evolution of Sex

ISBN-13: 9780521293020
ISBN-10: 0521293022
Edition: 1
Author: Smith, John Maynard
Publication date: 1978
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 236 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521293020
ISBN-10: 0521293022
Edition: 1
Author: Smith, John Maynard
Publication date: 1978
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 236 pages

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Acknowledged authors Smith, John Maynard wrote The Evolution of Sex comprising 236 pages back in 1978. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521293022 and 9780521293020. Since then The Evolution of Sex textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The question of why organisms reproduce sexually is still a matter of controversy. In this account, Professor Maynard Smith considers the selective forces responsible for the origin and evolution of sexual reproduction and genetic recombination, using quantitative population genetics arguments to support his ideas. The relative importance of individual and group selection processes are also considered. the aim is to give a clear statement of the theoretical issues, and present enough of the evidence to show what kinds of facts are relevant. It is hoped that where crucial evidence is missing, experimentalists and field workers may be encouraged to collect the relevant data. The author does not claim to solve all the problems he raises, but this clear and well-argued account should provide stimulating reading for advanced undergraduate students and research workers in evolutionary theory.

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