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Evolutionary Genetics


By: John Maynard Smith

330 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jan 1998 | Edition: 2 | #67050 | ISBN: 0198502311
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #67051 | ISBN: 019850232X
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Classic textbook on evolution and population genetics. Updated throughout, the chapter on phenotypic evolution incorporates new research into game theory and the discussions of sex and host-parasite interactions have been extensively revised. It also now includes a completely new chapter on molecular genetics and the reconstruction of evolutionary history.


1. Evolution by natural selection; 2. Models of populations; 3. Evolution in diploid populations; 4. The variability of natural populations; 5. Evolution at more than one locus; 6. Quantitative genetics; 7. A model of phenotypic evolution; 8. Finite and structured populations; 9. Evolution in structured populations; 10. The evolution of prokaryotes; 11. The evolution of the eukaryotic genome; 12. The evolution of genetic systems. I. Sex and recombination; 13. The evolution of genetic systems. II. Some consequences of sex; 14. Macroevolution; 15. Reconstructing evolutionary history

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