Modern Developments in Theoretical Population Genetics: The Legacy of Gustave Malecot

Paperback | July 15, 2002

EditorMontgomery Slatkin, Michel Veuille

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Slatkin and Veuille invite leading population geneticists to summarise many of the recent developments in population genetics theory and its application to genetic data. The book has been assembled in honour of the late Gustave Malecot, one of the pioneers of theoretical population genetics.Whilst early chapters summarise Malecot's life and scientific contributions, the rest of the book is devoted to topics that trace their origin in Malecot's work. Several of the contributions describe recent developments in the coalescent theory, which can be viewed as a generalisation of Malecot'smethod for analysing identity by descent. Other chapters discuss recent developments in the study of geographic variation, genetic linkage, and allele age. The diversity of topics and the effectiveness with which various theoretical methods can be applied to DNA sequence data illustrates both theincreasing relevance of theoretical population genetics and the depth of Malecot's insight into fundamental genetic processes. This exciting work will be of interest to population and statistical geneticists as well as a wider audience of evolutionary biologists.

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Slatkin and Veuille invite leading population geneticists to summarise many of the recent developments in population genetics theory and its application to genetic data. The book has been assembled in honour of the late Gustave Malecot, one of the pioneers of theoretical population genetics.Whilst early chapters summarise Malecot's li...

Montgomery Slatkin is a Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California at Berkeley. Michel Veuille is a Professor of Integrative Population Biology, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.59 inPublished:July 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198599633

ISBN - 13:9780198599630

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1. M Veuille and M Slatkin: Introduction2. Michel Gillois: The scientific work of Gustave Malecot (1911-1998), our common heritage3. Newton E Morton: Applications and extensions of Malecot's work in human genetics4. Tomoko Ohta: Usefulness of the identity coefficients for assessing evolutionary forces5. Naoyuki Takahata and Yoko Satta: Pre-speciation coalescence and the effective size of ancestral populations6. Wolfgang Stephan and Yuseob Kim: Recent applications of diffusion theory to population genetics7. R C Griffiths: Ancestral inference from gene trees8. Joseph Felsenstein: Contrast for a within-species comparative method9. Noah Rosenberg and Marcus Feldman: The relationship between coalscence times and population divergence times10. Bryan K Epperson: Spatio-temporal properties of gene genealogies in geographically structured populations11. Warren Ewens and Norman Kaplan: Linkage analysis and coalescents12. Magnus Nordborg and Stephen M Krone: Separation of time scales and convergence to the coalescent in structured populations13. Montgomery Slatkin: The age of alleles