Index of evolutionary biology articles

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Charles Darwin founded modern evolutionary biology with his 1859 book, The Origin of Species.

This is a list of topics in evolutionary biology.

A

abiogenesisadaptationadaptive mutation - adaptive radiationalleleallele frequencyallopatric speciationaltruism anagenesisanti-predator adaptationApplications of evolution - aposematismArchaeopteryxaquatic adaptationartificial selectionatavism

B

Henry Walter Batesbiological organisationBrassica oleraceabreed

C

Cambrian explosioncamouflageSean B. Carrollcatagenesisgene-centered view of evolutioncephalizationSergei Chetverikovchronobiologychronospeciescladecladisticsclimatic adaptationcoalescent theoryco-evolutionco-operationcoefficient of relationshipcommon descentconvergent evolutioncreation-evolution controversycultivarconspecific song preference

D

Darwin (unit)Charles DarwinDarwinismDarwin's finchesRichard Dawkinsdirected mutagenesis - Directed evolution - directional selectionTheodosius DobzhanskyDog breedingDomesticationDomestication of the horse

E

E. coli long-term evolution experiment - ecological geneticsecological selectionEndless Forms Most Beautifulendosymbiosiserror threshold (evolution)evidence of common descentevolutionevolutionary arms raceevolutionary capacitance

Evolution: of ageingof the brainof cetaceansof complexityof dinosaursof the eyeof fishof the horseof insectsof human intelligenceof mammalian auditory ossiclesof mammalsof monogamyof sexof sireniansof tetrapodsof the wolf

evolutionary developmental biologyevolutionary dynamicsevolutionary game theory - evolutionary history of lifeevolutionary history of plantsevolutionary medicine - evolutionary neuroscienceevolutionary psychologyevolutionary radiationevolutionarily stable strategyevolutionary taxonomy - evolutionary treeevolvabilityexperimental evolutionexaptationextinction

F

Joe FelsensteinR.A. FisherFisher's reproductive valuefitnessfitness landscapeE.B. Fordfossil

G

Galápagos Islandsgenegene-centric view of evolutiongene duplicationgene flowgene poolgenetic driftgenetic hitchhikinggenetic recombinationgenetic variationgenotypegenotype-environment correlationgenotype-environment interactiongenotype-phenotype distinctionStephen Jay GouldgradualismPeter and Rosemary Grantgroup selection

H

J. B. S. HaldaneW. D. HamiltonHardy-Weinberg principleheredityhierarchy of lifehistory of evolutionary thoughthistory of speciationhomologous chromosomeshomology (biology)horizontal gene transferhuman evolutionhuman evolutionary geneticshuman vestigialityJulian HuxleyThomas Henry Huxley

I

inclusive fitnessinsect evolutionInvertebrate paleontology (a.k.a. invertebrate paleobiology or paleozoology)

K

karyotypekin selectionMotoo Kimurakoinophilia

L

Jean-Baptiste LamarckLamarckismlandraceLanguageLast universal common ancestorLevel of support for evolutionRichard Lewontinlist of gene familiesList of human evolution fossilslife-history theoryWen-Hsiung Liliving fossilsCharles Lyell

M

macroevolutionmacromutationThe Major Transitions in EvolutionmaladaptationThe Malay Archipelagomass extinctionsmating systemsJohn Maynard SmithErnst MayrGregor MendelmemeticsMendelian inheritanceMesozoic–Cenozoic radiationmicroevolutionmicropaleontology (a.k.a. micropaleobiology) – Miller–Urey experimentmimicryMitochondrial Evemodern evolutionary synthesismolecular clockmolecular evolutionmolecular phylogenymolecular systematicsmosaic evolutionmost recent common ancestorHermann Joseph MullerMuller's ratchetmutationmutational meltdown

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natural selection - natural genetic engineeringNature versus nurtureNeo-Darwinismneutral theory of molecular evolution – Baron Franz Nopcsa - Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution

O

Susumu OhnoAleksandr OparinOn The Origin of SpeciesOrdovician radiationorigin of birdsorigin of languageorthologous genes

P

paleoanthropologypaleobiologypaleobotanypaleontologypaleozoology (of vertebratesof invertebrates) – parallel evolutionparaphyleticparticulate inheritancepeppered mothpeppered moth evolutionperipatric speciationphenotypephylogeneticsphylogenyphylogenetic treePikaiaPlant evolutionpolymorphism (biology)populationpopulation bottleneckpopulation dynamicspopulation geneticspreadaptationprehistoric archaeologyPrinciples of GeologyGeorge R. PricePrice equationpunctuated equilibrium

Q

Quantum evolutionquasispecies model

R

race (biology)Red Queen hypothesisrecapitulation theoryrecent African origin of modern humansrecombinationBernhard Renschreinforcement (speciation)Reproductive coevolution in Ficusr/K selection theory

S

selectionselective breedingselfish DNAThe Selfish Genesexual selectionsignalling theorysociobiology - Social effects of evolutionary theoryspeciesspeciationspecies flocksperm competitionstabilizing selectionstrain (biology)subspeciessurvival of the fittestsymbiogenesissystematicsGeorge Gaylord SimpsonG. Ledyard Stebbins

T

Tiktaaliktimeline of evolutionTrait (biological)transgressive phenotypetransitional fossiltransposontree of lifeTriangle of U

U

unit of selection

V

variety (botany)Vertebrate paleontology (a.k.a. vertebrate paleobiology or paleozoology) – viral evolutionThe Voyage of the Beaglevestigiality

W

Alfred Russel WallaceWallace effectWallace LineWallaceaGeorge C. Williams (biologist)Edward O. WilsonSewall Wright

Y

Y-chromosomal AdamY-DNA haplogroups by ethnic groups

See also

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