(This book describes the dynamics of evolutionary change a...)
This book describes the dynamics of evolutionary change at the molecular level, the driving forces behind the evolutionary process, the effects of the various molecular mechanisms on the structure of genes, proteins, and genomes, the methodology involved in dealing with molecular data from an evolutionary perspective, and the logic of molecular hypothesis testing. The second edition incorporates newly acquired evolutionary insight from genome projects involving bacteria, plants, and animals, as well as analytical tools that have been developed and perfected in the last decade, and has been brought up to date in line with the many advances in genomics, protein engineering, computational biology, and bioinformatics. The authors explain evolutionary phenomena at the molecular level in a way that can be understood without much prerequisite knowledge of molecular biology, evolution, or mathematics. Both mathematical and intuitive explanations are provided, and examples that support and clarify the many theoretical arguments and methodological discussions are included.
(This book describes the driving forces behind the evoluti...)
This book describes the driving forces behind the evolutionary process at the molecular and genome levels, the effects of the various molecular mechanisms on the structure of genes, proteins, and genomes, the methodology and the analytical tools involved in dealing with molecular data from an evolutionary perspective, and the logic of evolutionary hypothesis testing. Evolutionary phenomena at the molecular level are detailed in a way that can be understood without much prerequisite knowledge of molecular biology, evolution, or mathematics. Numerous examples that support and clarify the theoretical arguments and methodological discussions are included. For Instructors Instructor's Resource Library (available to qualified adopters) This resource includes all figures (line-art illustrations and photographs) and tables from the textbook, provided as both high- and low-resolution JPEGs. All have been formatted and optimized for excellent projection quality. Also included are ready-to-use PowerPoint slides of all figures and tables.
Graur received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 and a Master of Science degree in 1980 from Tel Aviv University. Five years later he was given a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas.
Graur held the various academic positions in the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University from 1986 to 2003. In 2003, he joined the University of Houston. In 2006, he retired as Norman and Rose Lederer Professor Emeritus of Zoology at Tel Aviv University.
Also Dan served as an associate editor of the journal "Molecular Biology and Evolution" in 1995-2011. Since 2009 he has been an associate editor of the journal "Genome Biology and Evolution".
Graur is a member of the International Society for Molecular Evolution, European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology and Evolution Society and America Association for the Advancement of Science.
He was a councillor for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution from 2009 to 2011.
On September 4, 1972 Dan Graur married Mina Liberman. They have 2 children.