Chapter 1. On the Role of Stress in Evolution

  1. Prof. Dr. Hermona Soreq2,
  2. Prof. Dr. Alon Friedman3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Daniela Kaufer4
  1. Lilach Hadany

Published Online: 2 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628346.ch1

Stress - From Molecules to Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Neurobiology of Stress Responses

Stress - From Molecules to Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Neurobiology of Stress Responses

How to Cite

Hadany, L. (2009) On the Role of Stress in Evolution, in Stress - From Molecules to Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Neurobiology of Stress Responses (eds H. Soreq, A. Friedman and D. Kaufer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527628346.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Biological Chemistry, Safra Campus - Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

  2. 3

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Departments of Physiology and Neurosurgery, Zlotowksi Centre for Neuroscience, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel

  3. 4

    University of California, Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Bldg. 3140, Berkeley, CA 94720-3140, USA

Author Information

  1. Tel Aviv University, Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323746

Online ISBN: 9783527628346

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Keywords:

  • stress response;
  • evolution;
  • genetic mixing;
  • environment;
  • stress-induced genetic variation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Stress Through the Gene's Eye: the Evolution of Stress-Induced Genetic Mixing

  • The Effect of Stress-Induced Variation on the Evolvability of Complex Traits

  • Stress-Induced Variation and Pathogen Evolution

  • Stress-Induced Mortality

  • Summary

  • References