Statistical Genetics

Statistical Genetics

by Prem Narain



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Statistical Genetics by Prem Narain

Describes the methodology of statistical genetics, especially with respect to plant and animal breeding. Introduces the principles of Mendelian genetics and discusses population and quantitative genetics. Emphasizes how statistical principles help in understanding the genetic gains expected by efficient methods of selection and breeding, as well as indicating the techniques of analysis of breeding data. Includes numerous tables of breeding data for quick reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788122402452
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1990
Pages: 616

Table of Contents

Basic Principles of Mendelian Genetics.

Statistical Analysis for Segregation and Linkage.

Random Mating and Equilibrium in Large Populations.


Effects of Finite Population Size.

Polygenic Systems for Quantitative Characters.

Genetic Components of Variance and Correlation between Relatives.

Effects of Linkage, Sex-Linked Genes, Maternal Effects, Epistatic and Genotype-Environment Interactions.

Heritability, Repeatability and Genetic Correlation.

Individual Selection.

Selection Limits.

Family Selection.

Combined Selection.

Selection for Improving Several Characters.


Diallel Crosses.

Partial Diallel Crosses.

Summary and Conclusions.



Author Index.

Subject Index.

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