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Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory

By: Alan R Templeton(Author)
705 pages, b/w illustrations
Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory
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  • Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory ISBN: 9780471409519 Edition: 1 Hardback Oct 2006 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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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.


1. Scope and Basic Premises of Population Genetics

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

8. Basic Quantitative Genetic Definitions and Theory
9. Quantitative Genetics: Unmeasured Genotypes
10. Quantitative Genetics: Measured Genotypes

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
Problems and Answers

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

By: Alan R Templeton(Author)
705 pages, b/w illustrations
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"[...] 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

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