Molecular Evolution Activities

Perspectives on Molecular Evolution

Molecular Evolution

Beginning in the 1960s, evolutionary biology was significantly transformed by the incorporation of ideas and techniques from molecular biology. This led to many novel views (and as many controversies) about phylogenetic relationships, rates and mechanisms of evolutionary change, and standards of inference and hypothesis testing.

This interactive website is devoted to recounting, documenting, and analyzing the history of molecular evolutionary biology. This is not just an activity for historians and philosophers. We especially encourage contributions and reactions from biologists.

The site will grow through the addition of topics (like those listed on the right), each of which will include discussions, interviews, online documents, bibliographies, and timelines. We hope that the site will be useful for teaching as well as research.