Evolution of the House Mouse: 3 (Cambridge Studies in Morphology and Molecules: New Paradigms in Evolutionary Bio, Series Number 3)

Evolution of the House Mouse: 3 (Cambridge Studies in Morphology and Molecules: New Paradigms in Evolutionary Bio, Series Number 3)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 7/19/2012
EAN 9780521760669, ISBN10: 0521760666

Hardcover, 548 pages, 25.4 x 18 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

The house mouse is the source of almost all genetic variation in laboratory mice; its genome was sequenced alongside that of humans, and it has become the model for mammalian speciation. Featuring contributions from leaders in the field, this volume provides the evolutionary context necessary to interpret these patterns and processes in the age of genomics. The topics reviewed include mouse phylogeny, phylogeography, origins of commensalism, adaptation, and dynamics of secondary contacts between subspecies. Explorations of mouse behaviour cover the nature of chemical and ultrasonic signalling, recognition, and social environment. The importance of the mouse as an evolutionary model is highlighted in reviews of the first described example of meiotic drive (t-haplotype) and the first identified mammalian speciation gene (Prdm9). This detailed overview of house mouse evolution is a valuable resource for researchers of mouse biology as well as those interested in mouse genetics, evolutionary biology, behaviour, parasitology, and archaeozoology.

List of contributors
mice and (wo)men
an evolving relationship R. J. Berry
1. The house mouse and its relatives
systematics and taxonomy Jean-Christophe Auffray and Janice Britton-Davidian
2. Phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Mus in Eurasia Hitoshi Suzuki and Ken P. Aplin
3. On the origin of the house mouse synanthropy and dispersal in the Near East and Europe
zooarchaeological review and perspectives Thomas Cucchi, Jean-Christophe Auffray and Jean-Denis Vigne
4. Origin and genetic status of Mus musculus molossinus
a typical example of reticulate evolution in the genus Mus Hiromichi Yonekawa, Jun J. Sato, Hitoshi Suzuki and Kazuo Moriwaki
5. The complex social environment of female house mice (Mus domesticus) Barbara König and Anna K. Lindholm
6. Development of the mouse mandible
a model system for complex morphological structures Christian Peter Klingenberg and Nicolas Navarro
7. Recognition of subspecies status mediated by androgen-binding protein (ABP) in the evolution of incipient reinforcement on the European house mouse hybrid zone Christina M. Laukaitis and Robert C. Karn
8. Mechanisms of chemical communication Pavel Stopka, Romana Stopková and Kateřina Janotová
9. The evolution of MHC diversity in house mice Dustin J. Penn and Kerstin Musolf
10. Ultrasonic vocalizations in house mice
a cryptic mode of acoustic communication Kerstin Musolf and Dustin J. Penn
11. House mouse phylogeography François Bonhomme and Jeremy B. Searle
12. The mouse t-haplotype
a selfish chromosome – genetics, molecular mechanism and evolution Bernhard G. Herrmann and Hermann Bauer
13. Tracing recent adaptations in natural populations of the house mouse Meike Teschke, Anna Büntge and Diethard Tautz
14. What can the Mus musculus musculus/M. m. domesticus hybrid zone tell us about speciation? Stuart J. E. Baird and Miloš Macholán
15. Behaviour, ecology and speciation in the house mouse Guila Ganem
16. Chromosomal hybrid zones in the house mouse Heidi C. Hauffe, Mabel D. Giménez and Jeremy B. Searle
17. The role of the X chromosome in house mouse speciation Ayako Oka and Toshihiko Shiroishi
18. New insights into parasitism in the house mouse hybrid zone Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Alexis Ribas and Stuart J. E. Baird
19. Hybrid male sterility genes in the mouse subspecific crosses Jiří Forejt, Jaroslav Piálek and Zdeněk Trachtulec
20. Linkage disequilibrium approaches for detecting hybrid zone movement
a study of the house mouse hybrid zone in southern Bavaria Priscilla K. Tucker, Liuyang Wang, Ken Luzynski and Katherine Teeter