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Evolution—the Extended Synthesis$
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Massimo Pigliucci and Gerd B. Müller

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262513678

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262513678.001.0001

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Integrating Genomics into Evolutionary Theory

Integrating Genomics into Evolutionary Theory

(p.97) 5 Integrating Genomics into Evolutionary Theory
Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

Gregory A. Wray

The MIT Press

This chapter characterizes the consequences of a shift of focus from individual genes to gene networks. It describes some of the opportunities and challenges that the genomic era brings to evolutionary biology, and some of the ways current research into genome evolution is extending the Modern Synthesis. The chapter also discusses three extensions to the Modern Synthesis that are emerging out of the tumult and excitement of evolutionary genomics. It suggests that applying the traditional approaches of population genetics, evolutionary genetics, and molecular evolution to genomic data sets presents nontrivial challenges.

Keywords:   evolutionary biology, genome evolution, Modern Synthesis, evolutionary genomics, population genetics, evolutionary genetics, molecular evolution

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