Population genetics and microevolutionary theory

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Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory. Explore the fundamentals of the biological implications of population genetic theory. In the newly revised Second Edition of Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory, accomplished researcher and author Alan R. Templeton delivers a fulsome discussion of population genetics with coverage of exciting new developments in the field, including new discoveries in epigenetics and genome-wide studies. The book prepares students to successfully apply population genetics analytical tools by providing a solid foundation in microevolutionary theory. The book emphasizes that population structure forms the underlying template upon which quantitative genetics and natural selection operate and is a must-read for future population and evolutionary geneticists and those who wish to work in genetic epidemiology or conservation biology. You'll learn about a wide array of topics, including quantitative genetics, the interactions of natural selection with other evolutionary forces, and selection in heterogeneous environments and age-structured populations. Appendices that cover genetic survey techniques and probability and statistics conclude the book. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to population genetics, including the scope of the subject, its premises, and the Hardy-Weinberg Model of Microevolution. An exploration of systems of mating, including a treatment of the use of runs of homozygosity to show pedigree inbreeding in distant ancestors. A practical discussion of genetic drift, including the use of effective sizes in conservation biology (with a discussion of African rhinos as an example). A concise examination of coalescence, including a treatment of the infinite sites model. Perfect for graduate students in genetics and evolutionary biology programs and advanced undergraduate biology majors, Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory will also earn a place in the libraries of students taking courses in conservation biology, human genetics, bioinformatics, and genomics.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages720
ISBN (Print)9781119836070
StatePublished - 11 Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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