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Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory

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Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory

Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory, Second Edition provides a...

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Logically organized into three main sections on population structure and history, genotype-phenotype interactions, and selection/adaptation
Extensive use of real examples to illustrate concepts
Written in a clear and accessible manner and devoid of complex mathematical equations
Includes the author's introduction to background material as well as a conclusion for a handy overview of the field and its modern applications
Each chapter ends with a set of review questions and answers
Offers helpful general references and Internet links

By: Alan R Templeton (Author)

705 pages, b/w illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Oct 2006 | Edition: 1 | #138716 | ISBN: 0471409510
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About this book

The advances made possible by the development of molecular techniques have in recent years revolutionized quantitative genetics and its relevance for population genetics. Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory takes a modern approach to population genetics, incorporating modern molecular biology, species-level evolutionary biology, and a thorough acknowledgment of quantitative genetics as the theoretical basis for population genetics.

"[...] enjoyable to read [...] will certainly find its place on the shelves of those interested [...] [in] alternative viewpoints [...] "
- American Journal of Human Biology, May/June 2007


Contents

Preface
1. Scope and Basic Premises of Population Genetics

PART I: POPULATION STRUCTURE AND HISTORY
2. Modeling Evolution and the Hardy-Weinberg Law
3. Systems of Mating
4. Genetic Drift
5. Genetic Drift in Large Populations and Coalescence
6. Gene Flow and Population Subdivision
7. Gene Flow and Population History

PART II: GENOTYPE AND PHENOTYPE
8. Basic Quantitative Genetic Definitions and Theory
9. Quantitative Genetics: Unmeasured Genotypes
10. Quantitative Genetics: Measured Genotypes

PART III: NATURAL SELECTION AND ADAPTATION
11. Natural Selection
12. Interactions of Natural Selection with Other Evolutionary Forces
13. Units and Targets of Selection
14. Selection in Heterogeneous Environments
15. Serlection in Age-Structured Populations

Appendix 1: Genetic Survey Techniques
Appendix 2: Probability and Statistics
References
Problems and Answers
Index


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Biography

Alan R. Templeton, PhD, is Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, with joint appointments in Genetics and Biomedical Engineering.

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