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Molecular Systematics and Phylogeography of Mollusks

Charles Lydeard, David Lindberg, Geerat Vermeij (Foreword by)


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Leading scientists provide the most up-to-date information.This richly detailed book is the first complete review of molecular systematics and phylogeography of mollusks. Ten chapters cover a full range of issues such as research opportunities, molecules and evolution, bivalve evolution, gastropod evolution, and how mollusks have evolved into so many species.

The concluding title in the Smithsonian Series of Comparative Evolutionary Biology, this book brings together experts from around the world. Each explores their topic in a way that reveals not only the evolutionary history of mollusks, but also how evolution operates. Anyone seriously interested in living mollusks, fossilized shells, or evolution will find this book to be an invaluable resource.

Smithsonian Books, 9781588341488, 328pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2003

About the Author

Charles Lydeard is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama. David Lindberg is director of the University of California Museum of Paleontology, professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley, and one of the best known and respected mollusk researchers in the world. Geerat J. Vermeij is the author of Privileged Hands.