- Explores comparative genomics, genome evolution studies and analysis of multi-gene families such as Hox, globins, olfactory receptors and MHC (immune system)
- A complete post-genome treatment of the topic originally covered by Ohno's 1970 classic, this volumeextends coverage to include the fate of associatedregulatory pathways
- Taps the significant increase in multi-gene family data that has resulted from comparative genomics
- Comprehensive coverage that includes opposing theoretical viewpoints, comparative genomics data, theoretical and empirical evidence and the role of bioinformatics in the study of gene duplication
This up-to-date overview of theory and mathematical models along with practical examples is suitable for scientists across various levels of biology as well as instructors and graduate students.