Population Genetics

  • ID: 2326596
  • Book
  • 424 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The key to understanding population genetics is gaining familiarity with a set of traditional conceptual approaches along with classical hypotheses and debates. Armed with this background, many empirical studies will be readily understood because the basic hypotheses they address are understood from first principles. To achieve this goal, this book is designed to contain mostly conceptual material that is augmented with case studies as illustrations. Several outstanding pedagogical features including methods boxes and exercises to assist students in conducting simulations using public domain software will be integrated into the text.
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1. Thinking like a population geneticist

2. Genotype frequencies

3. Genetic drift and effective population size

4. Population structure and gene flow

5. Mutation

6. Fundamentals of natural selection

7. Further models of natural selection

8. Molecular evolution

9. Quantitative trait variation and evolution

10. The Mendelian basis of quantitative trait variation

11. Historical and synthetic topics

Appendix

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Matthew Hamilton
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