Evolutionary Genetics by JOHN MAYNARD SMITHEvolutionary Genetics by JOHN MAYNARD SMITH

Evolutionary Genetics


Paperback | January 1, 1998

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The first edition of Maynard Smith's Evolutionary Genetics (first published in 1989) was welcomed as the first comprehensive introduction to the molecular and population aspects of evolutionary genetics, and has now become one of the definitive textbooks in the field. Aimed at advancedundergraduates in the biological sciences, the book covers basic population and quantitative genetics, evolutionary game theory, behavioural evolution, sexual selection and mating systems, speciation, and macroevolution. Theory and mathematics are clearly explained, with the aid of problems at theends of the chapters, and the author takes care to place these within the context of questions central to current research in evolutionary biology. This Second Edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect new findings and research interests. In the chapter on phenotypic evolution, theauthor incorporates new research on game theory. The discussions of sex and host-parasite interactions have been extensively revised and the author has added a new chapter on molecular genetics and the reconstruction of evolutionary history. Evolutionary Genetics remains the essential textbook foradvanced undergraduates seeking a clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date account of the theory of evolutionary biology.
John Maynard Smith, Professor of Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG. Tel. 01273-606755.
Title:Evolutionary GeneticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.83 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198502311

ISBN - 13:9780198502319

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Table of Contents

1. Evolution by natural selection2. Models of populations3. Evolution in diploid populations4. The variability of natural populations5. Evolution at more than one locus6. Quantitative genetics7. A model of phenotypic evolution8. Finite and structured populations9. Evolution in structured populations10. The evolution of prokaryotes11. The evolution of the eukaryotic genome12. The evolution of genetic systems. I. Sex and recombination13. The evolution of genetic systems. II. Some consequences of sex14. Macroevolution15. Reconstructing evolutionary history

Editorial Reviews

`'The first edition of this now well-established textbook provided the advanced undergraduate student with a clear and comprehensive introduction to those aspects of genetics that are vital to understanding evolution...a standard pedagogical work. The recent publication of a revised secondedition should ensure that the book retains this position...Maynard Smith has always been a consummate communicator, as well as a seminal thinker, and the second edition of Evolutionary Genetics is yet another testament to this rare combination of skills.''Dylan Evans, Cell Biology International 1998, vol.22, No.4, 327.