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Current approaches in evolution: From molecules to cells and organisms
Article first published online: 16 JUL 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution
Special Issue: Current Approaches in Evolution: from Molecules to Cells and Organisms
Volume 322, Issue 7, pages 465–467, November 2014
How to Cite
2014. Current approaches in evolution: From molecules to cells and organisms. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 322B:465–467., .
- Issue published online: 10 OCT 2014
- Article first published online: 16 JUL 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 18 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Received: 9 JUN 2014
This is an exciting time to be an evolutionary biologist. Indeed, it is difficult to keep up with all the studies that fall under the broad category of “Evolution” since they span species, traits, and scales of organization. This special issue gives a flavor of exciting new approaches in evolutionary biology, but also emphasizes universal themes. The reviews contained here discuss important aspects of molecular evolution at multiple scales, from individual proteins to complex regulatory networks, as well as from unicellular organisms to macroscopic traits in animals. Though the model systems are diverse, the issues addressed are fundamental: the origin of evolutionary novelties, and the forces that drive them to fixation. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 322B: 465–467, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.