A Primer of Population Genetics (3rd Revised edition)

A Primer of Population Genetics (3rd Revised edition)

By: Daniel L. Hartl (author)Paperback

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The use of molecular methods to study genetic polymorphisms has made a familiarity with population genetics essential for any biologist whose work is at the population level. "A primer of Population Genetics", third edition, provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to population genetics. The four chapters of the book address genetic variation, the causes of evolution, molecular population genetics and the genetic architecture of complex traits. Chapter-end problems reinforce ideas and, while there are some equations, the emphasis is on explanation rather than derivation.

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Part 1 Genetic variation: genetic and molecular essentials; types of polymorphisms; organization of genetic variation; inbreeding. Part 2 The causes of evolution: mutation; migration; natural selection; random genetic drift. Part 3 Molecular population genetics: molecular polymorphisms; patterns of change in nucleotide and amino acid sequences; polymorphism and divergence; molecular phylogenetics; transposable elements. Part 4 The genetic architecture of complex traits: types of complex traits; phenotypic variation; genetics and environment; artificial selection; correlation between relatives; quantitative genetics of natural populations; complex traits with discrete expression; quantitative trait loci (QTLs).

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  • publication date: 10/07/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780878933044
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 215
  • ID: 9780878933044
  • weight: 331
  • ISBN10: 0878933042
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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