Search for dissertations about: "Natural selection"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1090 swedish dissertations containing the words Natural selection.

  1. 1. Selection in sperm and its consequences : Exploring haploid selection, ageing and epigenetic effects in sperm

    Author : Cosima Hermans Née Hotzy; Simone Immler; Göran Arnqvist; Mariana Wolfner; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; sperm; evolution; selection; haploid selection; epigenetics; sperm-mediated effects; trans-generational effects; sperm ageing; sperm senescence;

    Abstract : Sexually reproducing eukaryotes are typically going through a biphasic life cycle with a diploid and a haploid phase. Unlike in plants where selection on haploid pollen genotypes is well established, the possibility of selection occurring in animal sperm is currently not known. READ MORE

  2. 2. Robust inference of gene regulatory networks : System properties, variable selection, subnetworks, and design of experiments

    Author : Torbjörn E. M. Nordling; Elling W Jacobsen; Rolf Findeisen; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; network inference; reverse engineering; variable selection; model selection; feature selection; subset selection; system identification; system theory; network theory; subnetworks; design of experiments; perturbation experiments; gene regulatory networks; biological networks;

    Abstract : In this thesis, inference of biological networks from in vivo data generated by perturbation experiments is considered, i.e. deduction of causal interactions that exist among the observed variables. Knowledge of such regulatory influences is essential in biology. READ MORE

  3. 3. Deflating selection : On the interpretation and application of evolutionary theory

    Author : Björn Brunnander; Sören Häggqvist; Paul Needham; Denis Walsh; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; ambiguity; causal factor; drift; evolutionary theory; force; function; intentional psychology; interpretation; multiple realisation; natural selection; philosophical method; pre-theoretical influence; redundancy; Theoretical Philosophy; teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : Although the theory of evolution is well-established it nevertheless presents us with a few unresolved matters of interpretation. One key task is to get clear about what exactly one should take the term 'natural selection' to denote. READ MORE

  4. 4. Pawsitive selection : Genetics of dog-human communication

    Author : Mia Persson; Per Jensen; Lina Roth; Dominic Wright; Ádám Miklósi; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Through domestication and recent selection, dogs have evolved a unique set of communicative skills to attract and redirect human attention. These social skills have not been seen to the same extent in socialised wolves and are therefore believed to have a significant genetic basis. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tracing selection and adaptation along an environmental gradient in Populus tremula

    Author : David Hall; Pär Ingvarsson; Thomas Bataillon; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Local adaptation; Selection; genetic differentiation; QST; FST; Association study; frequency spectra; recurrent hitchhiking; selective sweep; Tree; Populus; natural selection; quantitative genetics; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi; Population Biology; populationsbiologi; genetik; Genetics;

    Abstract : The distribution of the expressed genotype is moved around in the population over time byevolution. Natural selection is one of the forces that act on the phenotype to change the patterns ofnucleotide variation underlying those distributions. READ MORE