13. Genome Evolution

  1. D. J. Balding2,
  2. M. Bishop3 and
  3. C. Cannings4
  1. J. F. Y. Brookfield

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470061619.ch13

Handbook of Statistical Genetics, Third Edition

Handbook of Statistical Genetics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Brookfield, J. F. Y. (2007) Genome Evolution, in Handbook of Statistical Genetics, Third Edition (eds D. J. Balding, M. Bishop and C. Cannings), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470061619.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK

  2. 3

    CNR-ITB, Milan, Italy

  3. 4

    Division of Genomic Medicine, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Genetics, School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058305

Online ISBN: 9780470061619



  • genomic evolution;
  • Drosophila melanogaster;
  • genomic conflicts from selfish genetic elements;
  • genome sequences;
  • intron–exon structure;
  • short interspersed nuclear element;
  • non-homologous genes;
  • horizontal gene transfer;
  • antero-posterior differentiation;
  • interspersed nuclear element


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Structure and Function of Genomes

  • The Organisation of Genomes

  • Population Genetics and the Genome

  • Mobile DNAs

  • Conclusions

  • References