"Overall, this is an interesting and useful book that brings up a less conventional and more current view of evolution. ... [Nei's] book makes a nice contribution in contrasting mathematical models of evolution with the real world, and the influence of external factors and internal molecular changes in the course of evolution. Above all, it shows that despite so much that we currently understand about evolution, there is still a lot to learn." --Science and Education
About the Author
Masatoshi Nei is a molecular evolutionary geneticist and has developed many statistical methods that are widely used for evolutionary studies at present. He has also studied human evolution and evolution of multigene families, immune systems genes, sensory receptor genes, etc. Masatoshi Nei is currently Evan Pugh Professor of Biology at the Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He received numerous Awards including the International Prize for Biology from Japan and the Thomas Morgan Medal from the Genetics Society of America. Nei is a co-founder of the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution and served as President of the Society for the Study of Molecular Biology and Evolution and American Genetic Association.