Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory

Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory

Language: English

Pages: 705

ISBN: 0471409510

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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

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