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Human Population Genetics

  • Helpful formulae for learning ease
  • Graphs and analogies that make basic points and relate the evolutionary process to mathematical ideas
  • Glossary terms marked in boldface within the book the first time they appear
  • In-text citations that act as reference points for further research
  • Exemplary case studies
  • Topics such as Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, inbreeding, mutation, genetic drift, natural selection, and gene flow

Series: Advances in Human Biology (formerly Foundation of Human Biology)

By: John H Relethford(Author)


Paperback | Apr 2012 | #194557 | ISBN-13: 9780470464670
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About this book

Introductory guide to human population genetics and microevolutionary theory

Providing an introduction to mathematical population genetics, Human Population Genetics gives basic background on the mechanisms of human microevolution. This text combines mathematics, biology, and anthropology and is best suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate study.

Thorough and accessible, Human Population Genetics presents concepts and methods of population genetics specific to human population study, utilizing uncomplicated mathematics like high school algebra and basic concepts of probability to explain theories central to the field. By describing changes in the frequency of genetic variants from one generation to the next, Human Population Genetics hones in on the mathematical basis of evolutionary theory.



Chapter 1. Genetic, Mathematical, and Anthropological Background
Chapter 2. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Chapter 3. Inbreeding
Chapter 4. Mutation
Chapter 5. Genetic Drift
Chapter 6. Models of Natural Selection
Chapter 7. Natural Selection in Human Populations
Chapter 8. Gene Flow
Chapter 9. Human Population Structure and History


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