Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory by Alan R. TempletonPopulation Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory by Alan R. Templeton

Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory

byAlan R. Templeton

Hardcover | September 29, 2006

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The advances made possible by the development of molecular techniques have in recent years revolutionized quantitative genetics and its relevance for population genetics. Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory takes a modern approach to population genetics, incorporating modern molecular biology, species-level evolutionary biology, and a thorough acknowledgment of quantitative genetics as the theoretical basis for population genetics.
  • Logically organized into three main sections on population structure and history, genotype-phenotype interactions, and selection/adaptation
  • Extensive use of real examples to illustrate concepts
  • Written in a clear and accessible manner and devoid of complex mathematical equations
  • Includes the author's introduction to background material as well as a conclusion for a handy overview of the field and its modern applications
  • Each chapter ends with a set of review questions and answers
  • Offers helpful general references and Internet links
ALAN R. TEMPLETON, PhD, is Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, with joint appointments in Genetics and Biomedical Engineering.
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Title:Population Genetics and Microevolutionary TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 10.1 × 7.2 × 1.5 inPublished:September 29, 2006Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471409510

ISBN - 13:9780471409519

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Scope and Basic Premises of Population Genetics.

PART I:POPULATION STRUCTURE AND HISTORY.

2. Modeling Evolution and the Hardy-Weinberg Law.

3. Systems of Mating.

4. Genetic Drift.

5. Genetic Drift in Large Populations and Coalescence.

6. Gene Flow and Population Subdivision.

7. Gene Flow and Population History.

PART II: GENOTYPE AND PHENOTYPE.

8. Basic Quantitative Genetic Definitions and Theory.

9. Quantitative Genetics: Unmeasured Genotypes.

10. Quantitative Genetics: Measured Genotypes.

PART III: NATURAL SELECTION AND ADAPTATION.

11. Natural Selection.

12. Interactions of Natural Selection with Other Evolutionary Forces.

13. Units and Targets of Selection.

14. Selection in Heterogeneous Environments.

15. Serlection in Age-Structured Populations.

Appendix 1: Genetic Survey Techniques.

Appendix 2: Probability and Statistics.

References.

Problems and Answers.

Index.