Index of evolutionary biology articles


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

This is a list of topics in evolutionary biology.

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abiogenesisadaptationadaptive mutation - adaptive radiationalleleallele frequencyallochronic speciationallopatric speciationaltruism anagenesisanti-predator adaptationapplications of evolution - aposematismArchaeopteryxaquatic adaptationartificial selectionatavism

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Henry Walter Batesbiological organisationBrassica oleraceabreed

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

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

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E. coli long-term evolution experiment - ecological geneticsecological selectionecological speciationEndless 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

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

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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

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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

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

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karyotypekin selectionMotoo Kimurakoinophilia

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Jean-Baptiste LamarckLamarckismlandracelanguagelast universal common ancestorlevel of support for evolutionRichard Lewontinlist of gene familieslist of human evolution fossilslife-history theoryWen-Hsiung Liliving fossilsCharles Lyell

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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"

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

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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

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quantum evolutionquasispecies model

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

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

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

U


unit of selection

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

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

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Y-chromosomal AdamY-DNA haplogroups by ethnic groups

See also