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Sociobiology


Sociobiology is a synthesis of scientific disciplines which attempts to explain social behavior in animal species by considering the Darwinian advantages specific behaviors may have. It is often considered a branch of biology and sociology, but also draws from ethology, anthropology, evolution, zoology, archaeology, population genetics and other disciplines. Within the study of human societies, sociobiology is closely related to the fields of human behavioral ecology and evolutionary psychology.

 
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Plos Genetics : a Population Genetics-phylogenetics Approach to In...

By: Michael W. Nachman

Description : Through an analysis of polymorphism within and divergence between species, we can hope to learn about the distribution of selective effects of mutations in the genome, changes in the fitness landscape that occur over time, and the location of sites involved in key adaptations that distinguish modern-day species. We introduce a novel method for the analysis of variation in selection pressures within and between species, spatially along the genome and tempora...

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Plos Genetics : Genetics and Regulatory Impact of Alternative Poly...

By: Gene Yeo

Description : Gene expression varies widely between individuals of a population, and regulatory change can underlie phenotypes of evolutionary and biomedical relevance. A key question in the field is how DNA sequence variants impact gene expression, with most mechanistic studies to date focused on the effects of genetic change on regulatory regions upstream of proteincoding sequence. By contrast, the role of RNA 39-end processing in regulatory variation remains largely u...

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Plos Genetics : Chemical Genetics Reveals an Rgs, Volume 2

By: Susan Mango

Description : We report here on a chemical genetic screen designed to address the mechanism of action of a small molecule. Small molecules that were active in models of urinary incontinence were tested on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, and the resulting phenotypes were used as readouts in a genetic screen to identify possible molecular targets. The mutations giving resistance to compound were found to affect members of the RGS protein/G-protein complex. Studies in ...

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Plos Genetics : Unraveling the Genetics of Human Obesity, Volume 2

By: Elizabeth M. C. Fisher

Description : The use of modern molecular biology tools in deciphering the perturbed biochemistry and physiology underlying the obese state has proven invaluable. Identifying the hypothalamic leptin/melanocortin pathway as critical in many cases of monogenic obesity has permitted targeted, hypothesis-driven experiments to be performed, and has implicated new candidates as causative for previously uncharacterized clinical cases of obesity. Meanwhile, the effects of mutati...

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Plos Genetics : the Genetics of Axonal Transport and Axonal Transp...

By: Elizabeth M. C. Fisher

Description : Neurons are specialized cells with a complex architecture that includes elaborate dendritic branches and a long, narrow axon that extends from the cell body to the synaptic terminal. The organized transport of essential biological materials throughout the neuron is required to support its growth, function, and viability. In this review, we focus on insights that have emerged from the genetic analysis of long-distance axonal transport between the cell body a...

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Plos Genetics : Genetics of Aging in Caenorhabditis Elegans, Volume 3

By: Stuart K. Kim

Description : A dissection of longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans reveals that animal life span is influenced by genes, environment, and stochastic factors. From molecules to physiology, a remarkable degree of evolutionary conservation is seen.

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Plos Genetics : the Population Genetics of Dn, Volume 4

By: Takashi Gojobori

Description : Evolutionary pressures on proteins are often quantified by the ratio of substitution rates at non-synonymous and synonymous sites. The dN/dS ratio was originally developed for application to distantly diverged sequences, the differences among which represent substitutions that have fixed along independent lineages. Nevertheless, the dN/dS measure is often applied to sequences sampled from a single population, the differences among which represent segregatin...

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Plos Genetics : Focusing in on the Complex Genetics of Myopia, Vol...

By: Greg Gibson
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What Mr. Darwin Saw in His Voyage Round the World in the Ship Beagle.

By: Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
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The People's Darwin, Or, Darwin Made Easy

By: Aveling, Edward B. (Edward Bibbens), 1849-1898

Description: Wrapper

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 5 1913

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Florida

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 6 1914

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Florida (Bark)

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 7 1915

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Florida (Confederate cruiser)

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 8 1916

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Florida artillery ; Confederate States of America. Army. Florida Cavalry Regiment, 2nd

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 9 1917

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Florida cavalry. 2d regt., 1862-1865. Florida artillery. Marion light artillery.

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 10 1918

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Floriculture. Flowers.

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 11 1919

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Floriculture. Flowers.

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 12 1920

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Floriculture. Flowers.

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 13 1921

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Floriculture. Flowers.

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Journal of Entomology and Zoology : Vol. 14 1922

By: Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Department of Zoology

Florida ; Reprinted from Chauveton's edition, which was first published as an appendix to his French translation of Benzoni's Historia de mondo nuovo, Geneva, 1579. The first of the three chapters of Chauveton's introductory discourse on the discovery of Florida is here omitted.

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