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Evolution, weighting, and phylogenetic utility of mitochondrial gene sequences and a compilation of conserved polymerase chain reaction primers
Molecular processes are reviewed, the correction of genetic distances and the weighting of DNA data are discussed, and an assessment of the phylogenetic usefulness of specific mitochondrial genes is provided.
Psychosis and autism as diametrical disorders of the social brain.
Evidence regarding the genetic, physiological, neurological, and psychological underpinnings of psychotic-spectrum conditions supports the hypothesis that the etiologies of these conditions involve biases towards increased relative effects from imprinted genes with maternal expression, which engender a general pattern of undergrowth.
Causes of assortative mating in arthropods
- B. Crespi
- Biology, PsychologyAnimal Behaviour
- 1 December 1989
The evolution of social behavior in microorganisms.
- B. Crespi
- BiologyTrends in ecology & evolution
- 1 April 2001
Parent‐Offspring Conflict in the Evolution of Vertebrate Reproductive Mode
The results indicate that selection may favor adaptations of the mother, the fetus, or both in traits related to reproductive mode and that integration of physiological and morphological data with evolutionary ecological data will be required to understand the adaptive significance of interspecific variation in viviparity, matrotrophy, and placentation.
Host-plant adaptation drives the parallel evolution of reproductive isolation
It is reported that divergent selection for host adaptation, and not genetic drift, has promoted the parallel evolution of sexual isolation in this species, a clear demonstration that host-plant adaptation can play a crucial and repeatable role in the early stages of speciation.
Molecular systematics of Salmonidae: combined nuclear data yields a robust phylogeny.
Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
It is argued that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value in explained the natural world, and that it has led to negligible progress in explaining the evolution of eusociality, but these arguments are based upon a misunderstanding of evolutionary theory and a misrepresentation of the empirical literature.
Reproductive isolation driven by the combined effects of ecological adaptation and reinforcement
- P. Nosil, B. Crespi, C. Sandoval
- Biology, PsychologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 September 2003
These findings demonstrate the joint effects of reinforcement, ecological adaptation and gene flow on progress towards speciation in the wild in Timema cristinae walking-stick insects.