∗ Provides a unified, self–contained and in–depth study of the theory of mutilocus systems
∗ Introduces the basic population–genetic models
∗ Explores the dynamical and equilibrium properties of the distribution of quantitative traits under selection
∗ Summarizes important results from more demanding sections in a comprehensible way
∗ Employs a clear and logical presentation style
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Selection at Two or More Loci.
Classical Mutation–Selection Models.
Mutation–Selection Models for Quantitative Traits.
Dynamical Equations for Quantitative Traits under Selection.
Stabilizing Selection and Genetic Variation in Large Populations.
Quantitative Variation and Selection.
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