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Genetics and the Origin of Species

Organized by Francisco Ayala and Walter Fitch

January 30-February 1, 1997
Irvine, CA

Friday, January 31

Session One: Genetic Variation and Its Origins
Fancisco J. Ayala, University of California, Irvine, Chairperson

Origin of Genes
Walter Gilbert, Harvard University

Transposable Elements as Sources of Variation in Animals and Plants
Margaret G. Kidwell, University of Arizona

Irvine Variation and Evolution of Influenza Viruses
Walter M. Fitch, University of California

Genes, Peoples, and Languages
L.L. Cavalli-Sforza, Stanford University

Session Two: Adaptation and Natural Selection
Lee Ehrman, SUNY, Purchase, Chairperson

Superoxide Dismutase (SOD): An Unfolding Story of Natural Selection
Richard R. Hudson, University of California, Irvine

Self-Incompatibility Alleles and Inferences from Shared Polymorphisms
Andrew G. Clark, Pennsylvania State University

Variation in the Regulation of an Allozyme Locus in Drosophila: Adaptation or Non-Darwinian Evolution?
Rollin C. Richmond, SUNY, Stony Brook

Natural Selection and "Genetics and the Origin of Species"
Wyatt W. Anderson, University of Georgia

Friday Evening
John A. Moore, University of California

Banquet Lecture
Richard C. Lewontin, University of Harvard
Is Population Genetics an Experimental Science?

Saturday, February 1

Session Three Population Differentiation Speciation
Bruce Wallace, VA Polytechnic Inst, Chairperson

Phylogenetics and the Origin of Species
John C. Avise, University of Georgia

Sperm and Ejaculate Differentiation and Reproductive Isolation
Therese Ann Markow, Arizona State University

Berkeley Incipient Speciation in Salamanders
David Wake, University of California

Genetics and the Origin of Bird Species
Peter R. Grant, Princeton University

Session Four Patterns of Evolution
Walter M. Fitch, University of California, Irvine, Chairperson

Vagaries of the Molecular Clock
Francisco J. Ayala, University of California, Irvine

Evolution of Codon Usage Bias in Drosophila
Jeffery R. Powell, Yale University

Nuclear Gene Evolution in Plants
Michael T. Clegg, University of California, Riverside

Variation and Evolution of MHC and Immunoglobulin
Masatoshi Nei, Pennsylvania State University

Organizing Committee:

Francisco J. Ayala, co-chair
Walter M. Fitch, co- chair
Wyatt W. Anderson
Michael T. Clegg
Lee Ehrman
Margaret G. Kidwell
Bruce Wallace

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