Molecular Evolution Activities

Dibner Seminar Reading List 2004

Dibner Seminar

Perspectives on Molecular Evolution


James F. Crow, "Motoo Kimura: Student, Colleague, and Friend,"Journal of Genetics 75 (1996) 5-8.

Michael R. Dietrich, "The Origins of the Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution," Journal of the History of Biology 27(1994):21-59.

R. F. Doolittle, "Some reflections on the early days of sequence searching," Journal of molecular medicine 75, no. 4 (1997) 239-241.

W.F. Doolittle, "Evolution, Uprooting the Tree of Life," Scientific American 282 (2000): 90-95.

W. Fitch. and E. Margoliash. "Construction of phylogenetic trees" Science 155 (1967) 279 284.

D. Giacomoni, "The origin of DNA-RNA Hybridization", Journal of the History of Biology 26(1993):89-97.

Morris Goodman, "Epilogue: A Personal Account of the Origins of a New Paradigm," Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 5 (1996) 269-285.

Joel Hagen, "The Statistical Frame of Mind in Systematic Biology from Quantitative Zoology to Biometry," Journal of the History of Biology 36 (2003): 353-384.

Thomas Jukes, "Early Development of the Neutral Theory," Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 34 (1991) 473-485.

L. Kay, "Laboratory technology and Biological knowledge: the Tisselius Electrophotretic Apparatus, 1930-1945," History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 10 (1988):51-72

Motoo Kimura, "Evolutionary Rate at the Molecular Level," Nature 217 (1968), 624-626.

Motoo Kimura, "DNA and the Neutral Theory," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Socety of London, Series B, Biological Sciences. 312 (1986) 343-354.

Motoo Kimura and Tomoko Ohta, "On Some Principles Governing Molecular Evolution,"Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 71 (1974) 2848-2852.

Jack King and Thomas Jukes, "Non-Darwinian Evolution," Science 164 (1969), 788- 798.

M. Kreitman, "Methods to Detect Selection in Populations with Applications to the Human," Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics 1 (2000) 539-569.

Richard Lewontin, The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1974, Chapter 5, pp. 189-271.

R. C. Lewontin and J. Krakauer, "Distribution of Gene Frequency as a Test of the Theory of the Selective Neutrality of Polymorphisms," Genetics 74 (1973) 175-195.

E. Mayr, "Two Empires or Three?" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 95 (1998):9720-9723.

Tomoko Ohta, "Slightly Deleterious Mutant Substitutions in Evolution," Nature 246 (1973) 96-98.

Tomoko Ohta, "The Nearly Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution," Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 23 (1992) 263-286.

Tomoko Ohta and John Gillespie, "Development of Neutral and Nearly Neutral Theories," Theoretical Population Biology 49 (1996) 128-142.

Linus Pauling and Emile Zuckerkandl, "Chemical Paleogenetics: 'Molecular Restoration' Studies of Extinct Forms of Life," Acta Chemica Scandinavica 17 (1963): S9 - S16.

William Provine, "Western Geneticists "Discover" Kimura," Journal of Genetics 75 (1996) 9-18.

Jan Sapp, "Molecular Evolution and Microbial Phylogeny," in Genesis. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 217-233.

M. L. Sogin, J. D. Silberman, G. Hinkle, and H. G. Morrison, "Problems with Molecular Diversity in the Eukarya," Society for General Microbiology Symposium 54: Evolution of Microbial Life, ed. D. McL. Roberts, P. Sharp, G. Alderson and M.A. Collins. Cambridge University Press, 1996. pp. 167-184.

Tomoko Steen, "Always an Eccentric?: A Brief Biography of Motoo Kimura," Journal of Genetics 75 (1996) 19-26.

Edna Suarez, "Satellite-DNA: a case study for the evolution of experimental techniques," Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biology and Biomedical Science 32(2001):31-57.

Edna Suarez, and Anna Barahona, "The experimental roots of the neutral theory of molecular evolution," History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 18 (1996): 55-81.

C.R. Woese, O. Kandler and M.L. Wheelis, "Towards a Natural System of Organisms: Proposal for the Domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 87 (1990):4576-4579.

C.R. Woese, "Default Taxonomy; Ernst Mayr's View of the Microbial World," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 95 (1998): 11043-11046.

C.R. Woese, "The Universal Ancestor," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 95 (1998): 6854-6859.




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