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Tempo and Mode in Evolution

Organized by Francisco Ayala and Walter Fitch

January 27-29, 1994
Irvine, CA

January 28

Session One: Early Evolution
Walter M. Fitch, University of California, Irvine, Chairperson

Phylogenies from Function: A Possible History of Replication
Nancy Maizels, Yale University

The Root of Life
Ford Doolittle, Dalhousie

Proterozoic Eukaryotes: Evidence for Accelerating Rates of Evolution
Andrew Knoll, Harvard University

The Earliest Life
William Schopf, University of California, Los Angeles

Session Two: Microeveolution
John C. Avise, University of Georgia, Chairperson

Dynamics of Adaptation and Divergence in Bacterial Populations
Richard Lenski, Michigan State University

Genome Organization
Daniel Hartl, Harvard University

DNA Polymorphism: Selection and Drift
Richard R. Hudson, University of California, Irvine

Patterns of Chloroplast DNA Evolution
Michael Clegg, University of California, Riverside

Friday Evening
James W. Valentine, University of California, Berkeley, Introduction

Banquet Lecture: Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard University, Pattern, Rate and Mode of Morphological Evolution

Saturday, January 29

Session Three: Macroevolution
Wyatt W, Anderson, University of Georgia, Chairperson

On the Origin of Phyla
James W. Valentine, University of California, Berkeley

Plants, Biomechanics and the Invasion of Land
Karl Niklas, Cornell University

Tempo and Mode in Human Evolution
Henry McHenry, University of California, Davis

The Role of Extinction in Evolution
David M. Raup, University of Chicago

Session Four: Patterns and Rates of Molecular Evolution
Francisco J. Ayala, University of California, Irvine, Chairperson

Molecular Biogeography
John C. Avise, University of Georgia

Molecular Genetics of Speciation
Francisco J. Ayala, University of California, Irvine

Molecular Clocks
Walter M. Fitch, University of California, Irvine

Molecular Analysis of a Chromosomal Phylogeny in Drosophila
Wyatt W. Anderson, University of Georgia

Organizing Committee
Walter M. Fitch, co-chair
Francisco J. Ayala, co-chair
Wyatt W. Anderson
John C. Avise
James W. Valentine

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