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Biology of the Ubiquitous House SparrowFrom Genes to Populations$
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Ted Anderson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195304114

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.001.0001

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EVOLUTION AND GENETICS

EVOLUTION AND GENETICS

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(p.31) Chapter 2 EVOLUTION AND GENETICS
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Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow
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Ted R. Anderson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.003.0002

This chapter summarizes the results of studies examining the adaptive changes in introduced populations of House Sparrows, including the classic study of natural selection by Hermon Bumpus. Clinal changes in size and sexual size dimorphism are some of the principal findings of these studies, along with the suggestion of reduced genetic variability in introduced populations (the founder effect). Genetic studies discussed include numerous isozyme studies, and more recently, the identification and characterization of several House Sparrow genes, including a period gene.

Keywords:   adaptation, natural selection, sexual size dimorphism, isozymes, founder effect, Hermon Bumpus, period gene

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