Population Genetics / Edition 1

Population Genetics / Edition 1

by Matthew Hamilton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405132779

ISBN-13: 9781405132770

Pub. Date: 04/13/2009

Publisher: Wiley

This book aims to make population genetics approachable, logical and easily understood. To achieve these goals, the book’s design emphasizes well explained introductions to key principles and predictions. These are augmented with case studies as well as illustrations along with introductions to classical hypotheses and debates. 

Pedagogical

Overview

This book aims to make population genetics approachable, logical and easily understood. To achieve these goals, the book’s design emphasizes well explained introductions to key principles and predictions. These are augmented with case studies as well as illustrations along with introductions to classical hypotheses and debates. 

Pedagogical features in the text include:

  • Interact boxes that guide readers step-by-step through computer simulations using public domain software.
  • Math boxes that fully explain mathematical derivations.
  • Methods boxes that give insight into the use of actual genetic data.
  • Numerous Problem boxes are integrated into the text to reinforce concepts as they are encountered.
  • Dedicated website at www.wiley.com/go/hamiltongenetics

This text also offers a highly accessible introduction to coalescent theory, the major conceptual advance in population genetics of the last two decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405132770
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Thinking like a population geneticist

2. Genotype frequencies

3. Genetic drift and effective population size

4. Population structure and gene flow

5. Mutation

6. Fundamentals of natural selection

7. Further models of natural selection

8. Molecular evolution

9. Quantitative trait variation and evolution

10. The Mendelian basis of quantitative trait variation

11. Historical and synthetic topics

Appendix

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