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This volume emphasizes the period before 1950. During this period Wright thought of himself primarily as an experimental physiological geneticist rather than as a theoretical population geneticist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226910543
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1986
  • Pages: 664

Meet the Author

Sewall Wright is the Ernest D. Burton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of zoology at the University of Chicago and professor emeritus of genetics at the University of Wisconsin. He has received the National Medal of Science, the Darwin Medal of the Royal Society, the Balzan Prize, and many other honors during his extraordinary career.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Paper 1
1. The Relation of Livestock Breeding to Theories of Evolution
Journal of Animal Science 46 (1978): 1192-1200

Introduction to Paper 2

2. Coefficients of Inbreeding and Relationship
American Naturalist 56 (1922): 330-38

Introduction to Papers 3, 4, and 5

3. Mendelian Analysis of the Pure Breeds of Livestock
I: The Measurement of Inbreeding and Relationship
Journal of Heredity 14 (1923): 339-48

4. II: the Duchess Family of Shorthorns as Bred by Thomas Bates
Journal of Heredity 14 (1923): 339-48

5. III: The Shorthorns
Journal of Heredity 16 (1925): 205-15

Introduction to Paper 6

6. Fisher's Theory of Dominance
Animal Naturalist 63 (1929): 274-79

Introduction to Paper 7

7. The Evolution of Dominance: Comment on Dr. Fisher's Reply
American Naturalist 63 (1929): 556-61

Introduction to Paper 8

8. Evolution in a Mendelian Population
Anatomical Record 44 (1929): 287

Introduction to Paper 9

9. Review of The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection by R. A. Fisher
Journal of Heredity 21 (1930): 349-56

Introduction to Paper 10

10. Statistical Theory of Evolution
Journal of the American Statistical Association 26, Suppl. (1931): 201-8

Introduction to Papers 11 and 12

11. Evolution in Mendelian Populations
Genetics 16 (1931): 97-159

12. The Roles of Mutation, Inbreeding, Crossbreeding and Selection in Evolution
Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Genetics 1 (1932): 356-66

Introduction to Papers 13 and 14

13. Physiological and Evolutionary Theories of Dominance
American Naturalist 68 (1934): 25-53

14. Professor Fisher on the Theory of Dominance
American Naturalist 68 (1934): 25-53
Introduction to Papers 15 and 16

15. The Analysis of Variance and the Correlations between Relatives with Respect to Deviations from an Optimum
Journal of Genetics 30 (1935): 243-56

16. Evolution in Populations in Approximate Equilibrium
Journal of Genetics 30 (1935): 257-66

Introduction to Papers 17 and 18

17. The Distribution of Gene Frequencies in Populations
Science 85 (1937): 504

18. The Distribution of Gene Frequencies in Populations
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 23 (1937): 307-20

Introduction to Paper 19

19. Size of Population and Breeding Structure in Relation to Evolution
Science 87 (1938): 430-31

Introduction to Papers 20, 21, and 22

20. The Distribution of Gene Frequencies under Irreversible Mutation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 24 (1938): 253-59

21. The Distribution of Gene Frequencies in Populations of Polyploids
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 24 (1938): 372-77

22. The Distribution of Self-Sterility Alleles in Populations
Genetics 24 (1939): 538-52

Introduction to Paper 23

23. Statistical Genetics in Relation to Evolution
Actualités scientifiques et industrielles, 802: Exposés de Biométrie et de la statistique biologique XIII. Paris: Hermann & Cie, 1939

Introduction to Papers 24 and 25

24. Breeding Structure of Populations in Relation to Speciation
American Naturalist 74 (1940): 232-48

25. The Statistical Consequences of Mendelian Heredity in Relation to Speciation
In The New Systematics, ed. by Julian S. Huxley, 161-83. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1940

Introduction to Papers 26, 27, and 28

26. The "Age and Area" Concept Extended (A review of The Course of Evolution by Differentiation or Divergent Mutation Rather Than by Selection, by J. C. Willis)
Ecology 22 (1941): 345-47

27. The Material Basis of Evolution (A review of The Material Basis of Evolution, by Richard B. Goldschmidt).
Scientific Monthly 53 (1941): 165-170

28. Tempo and Mode in Evolution: A Critical Review (A review of Tempo and Mode in Evolution, by George Gaylord Simpson).
Ecology 26 (1945): 415-19

29. Isolation by Distance
Genetics 28 (1943): 114-38

30. Analysis of Local Variability of Flower Color in Linanthus parryae
Genetics 28 (1943): 139-56

31. Isolation by Distance under Diverse Systems of Mating
Genetics 31 (1946): 39-59

Introduction to Papers 32 and 33

32. Statistical Genetics and Evolution
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 48 (1942): 223-46

33. The Differential Equation of the Distribution of Gene Frequencies
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 31 (1945): 383-89

Introduction to Papers 34 and 35

34. On the Roles of Directed and Random Changes in Gene Frequency in the Genetics of Populations
Evolution 2 (1948): 279-94

35. Fisher and Ford on "The Sewall Wright Effect"
American Scientist 39 (1951): 452-58, 479

Introduction to Papers 36 and 37

36. Evolution, Organic
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 14th ed. revised (1948): 8:915-29

37 Genetics of Populations
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 14th ed. revised (1948): 10:111-15

Introduction to Paper 38

38. Adaptation and Selection. In Genetics, Paleontology, and Evolution, ed. by G. L. Jepson, G. G. Simpson, and E. Mayr, 365-89. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949

Introduction to Papers 39 and 40

39. Population Structure in Evolution
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 93 (1949): 471-78

40. The Genetical Structure of Populations
Annals of Eugenics, 15 (1951): 323-54

Introduction to Paper 41

41. Genetics and Twentieth Century Darwinism—A Review and Discussion.
American Journal of Human Genetics 12 (1960): 365-72
Introduction to Paper 42

42. Character Change, Speciation, and the Higher Taxa
Evolution 36 (1982): 427-43

References Cited in Introductions

Publications by Sewall Wright

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