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Reticulate Evolution and Humans: Origins and Ecology

Michael L. Arnold


This book is an exploration of how the transfer of genes between divergent lineages — through a diverse array of mechanisms — has affected, and continues to affect, humans. In particular, it is a journey into the data that support the hypothesis that Homo sapiens as well as those organisms upon which it depends for survival and battles against for existence are marked by mosaic genomes. This mosaicism reflects the rampant (as reflected by the proportion of organisms that illustrate this process) exchange of genetic material during evolutionary diversification. This is the underlying hypothesis ... More

Keywords: human evolution, food, diseases, mosaic genomes, evolutionary diversification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199539581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael L. Arnold, author
Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, USA