An Introduction to Population Genetics

Theory and Applications

Author: Rasmus Nielsen,Montgomery Slatkin

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9781605351537

Category: Science

Page: 287

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"A text for a one-semester course in population genetics. It introduces students to classical population genetics (in terms of allele and haplotype frequencies) and modern population genetics (in terms of coalescent theory). It presents numerous applications of population genetic methods to practical problems, including testing for natural selection, detecting genetic hitchhiking and inferring the history of populations"--Provided by publisher.

Introduction to Population Genetics

Author: Richard Halliburton

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780130163806

Category: Science

Page: 650

View: 1938

Making the theory of population genetics relevant to readers, this book explains the related mathematics with a logical organization.It presents the quantitative aspects of population genetics, and employs examples of human genetics, medical evolution, human evolution, and endangered species.For an introduction to, and understanding of, population genetics.

An Introduction to Population Genetics Theory

Author: James F. Crow,Motoo Kimura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932846126

Category: Mathematics

Page: 591

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Originally published in 1970, this classic in the field of population genetics opens with elementary concepts and deals primarily with natural populations and less fully with the rather similar problems that arise in breeding livestock and cultivated plants.

Introduction to Population Biology

Author: Dick Neal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521532235

Category: Nature

Page: 393

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How do plant and animal populations change genetically to evolve and adapt to their local environments? How do populations grow and interact with one another through competition and predation? How does behaviour influence ecology and evolution? Introduction to Population Biology covers all these areas and more. Taking a quantitative and Darwinian perspective, the basic theory of population processes is developed using mathematical models. To allow students of biology, ecology and evolution to gain a real understanding of the subject, key features include: • step-by-step instructions for spreadsheet simulations of many basic equations to explore the outcomes or predictions of models • worked examples showing how the equations are applied to biological questions • problem sets together with detailed solutions to help the reader test their understanding • real-life examples to help the reader relate the theory to the natural world

Introduction to Theoretical Population Genetics

Author: Thomas Nagylaki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364276214X

Category: Science

Page: 369

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This book covers those areas of theoretical population genetics that can be investigated rigorously by elementary mathematical methods. I have tried to formulate the various models fairly generally and to state the biological as sumptions quite explicitly. I hope the choice and treatment of topics will en able the reader to understand and evaluate detailed analyses of many specific models and applications in the literature. Models in population genetics are highly idealized, often even over idealized, and their connection with observation is frequently remote. Further more, it is not practicable to measure the parameters and variables in these models with high accuracy. These regrettable circumstances amply justify the use of appropriate, lucid, and rigorous approximations in the analysis of our models, and such approximations are often illuminating even when exact solu tions are available. However, our empirical and theoretical limitations justify neither opaque, incomplete formulations nor unconvincing, inadequate analy ses, for these may produce uninterpretable, misleading, or erroneous results. Intuition is a principal source of ideas for the construction and investigation of models, but it can replace neither clear formulation nor careful analysis. Fisher (1930; 1958, pp. x, 23-24, 38) not only espoused similar ideas, but he recognized also that our concepts of intuition and rigor must evolve in time. The book is neither a review of the literature nor a compendium of results. The material is almost entirely self-contained. The first eight chapters are a thoroughly revised and greatly extended version of my published lecture notes (Nagylaki, 1977a).

Human Population Genetics

Author: John H. Relethford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111818162X

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 1917

Introductory guide to human population genetics and microevolutionary theory Providing an introduction to mathematical population genetics, Human Population Genetics gives basic background on the mechanisms of human microevolution. This text combines mathematics, biology, and anthropology and is best suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate study. Thorough and accessible, Human Population Genetics presents concepts and methods of population genetics specific to human population study, utilizing uncomplicated mathematics like high school algebra and basic concepts of probability to explain theories central to the field. By describing changes in the frequency of genetic variants from one generation to the next, this book hones in on the mathematical basis of evolutionary theory. Human Population Genetics includes: Helpful formulae for learning ease Graphs and analogies that make basic points and relate the evolutionary process to mathematical ideas Glossary terms marked in boldface within the book the first time they appear In-text citations that act as reference points for further research Exemplary case studies Topics such as Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, inbreeding, mutation, genetic drift, natural selection, and gene flow Human Population Genetics solidifies knowledge learned in introductory biological anthropology or biology courses and makes it applicable to genetic study. NOTE: errata for the first edition can be found at the author's website:

Genetics of Populations

Author: Philip W. Hedrick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449666477

Category: Science

Page: 675

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The Fourth Edition of Genetics of Populations is the most current, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the field for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers in genetics, evolution, conservation, and related fields. In the past several years, interest in the application of population genetics principles to new molecular data has increased greatly, and Dr. Hedrick's new edition exemplifies his commitment to keeping pace with this dynamic area of study. Reorganized to allow students to focus more sharply on key material, the Fourth Edition integrates coverage of theoretical issues with a clear presentation of experimental population genetics and empirical data. Drawing examples from both recent and classic studies, and using a variety of organisms to illustrate the vast developments of population genetics, this text provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource in the field.

A Primer of Population Genetics

Author: Daniel L. Hartl

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9780878933044

Category: Science

Page: 221

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In response to many requests, the Third Edition of A Primer of Population Genetics has been dramatically shortened and streamlined for greater accessibility. Designed primarily for undergraduates, it will also serve for graduate students and professionals in biology and other sciences who desire a concise but comprehensive overview of the field with a primary focus on the integration of experimental results with theory. The abundance of experimental data generated by the use of molecular methods to study genetic polymorphisms sparked a transformation in the field of population genetics. Present in virtually all organisms, molecular polymorphisms allow populations to be studied without regard to species or habitat, and without the need for controlled crosses, mutant genes, or for any prior genetic studies. Thus a familiarity with population genetics has become essential for any biologist whose work is at the population level. These fields include evolution, ecology, systematics, plant breeding, animal breeding, conservation and wildlife management, human genetics, and anthropology. Population genetics seeks to understand the causes of genetic differences within and among species, and molecular biology provides a rich repertoire of techniques for identifying these differences.

Mathematical Population Genetics 1

Theoretical Introduction

Author: Warren J. Ewens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038721822X

Category: Science

Page: 418

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This is the first of a planned two-volume work discussing the mathematical aspects of population genetics with an emphasis on evolutionary theory. This volume draws heavily from the author’s 1979 classic, but it has been revised and expanded to include recent topics which follow naturally from the treatment in the earlier edition, such as the theory of molecular population genetics.

An Introduction to Population Genetics , Theory and Applications

Biology, Genetics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 149028575X

Category: Education

Page: 24

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Facts101 is your complete guide to An Introduction to Population Genetics , Theory and Applications. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Population Genetics

Author: Matthew Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444362453

Category: Science

Page: 424

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This book aims to make population genetics approachable, logical and easily understood. To achieve these goals, the book’s design emphasizes well explained introductions to key principles and predictions. These are augmented with case studies as well as illustrations along with introductions to classical hypotheses and debates. Pedagogical features in the text include: Interact boxes that guide readers step-by-step through computer simulations using public domain software. Math boxes that fully explain mathematical derivations. Methods boxes that give insight into the use of actual genetic data. Numerous Problem boxes are integrated into the text to reinforce concepts as they are encountered. Dedicated website at This text also offers a highly accessible introduction to coalescent theory, the major conceptual advance in population genetics of the last two decades.

Introduction to Conservation Genetics

Author: Richard Frankham,Jonathan D. Ballou,David Anthony Briscoe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521878470

Category: Electronic books

Page: 618

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This impressive author team brings the wealth of advances in conservation genetics into the new edition of this introductory text, including new chapters on population genomics and genetic issues in introduced and invasive species. They continue the strong learning features for students - main points in the margin, chapter summaries, vital support with the mathematics, and further reading - and now guide the reader to software and databases. Many new references reflect the expansion of this field. With examples from mammals, birds,...

An Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology

Author: Lyle J. Palmer,George Davey Smith,Paul R. Burton

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861348975

Category: Medical

Page: 230

View: 7774

Genetic epidemiology is a field that has acquired a central role in modern biomedical science. This book provides an introduction to genetic epidemiology that begins with a primer in human molecular genetics and then examines the standard methods in population genetics and genetic epidemiology

An Introduction to Forensic Genetics

Author: William Goodwin,Adrian Linacre,Sibte Hadi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470010258

Category: Science

Page: 162

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An Introduction to Forensic Genetics is a comprehensive introduction to this fast moving area from the collection of evidence at the scene of a crime to the presentation of that evidence in a legal context. The last few years have seen significant advances in the subject and the development and application of genetics has revolutionised forensic science. This book begins with the key concepts needed to fully appreciate the subject and moves on to examine the latest developments in the field, illustrated throughout with references to relevant casework. In addition to the technology involved in generating a DNA profile, the underlying population biology and statistical interpretation are also covered. The evaluation and presentation of DNA evidence in court is discussed as well with guidance on the evaluation process and how court reports and statements should be presented. An accessible introduction to Forensic Genetics from the collection of evidence to the presentation of that evidence in a legal context Includes case studies to enhance student understanding Includes the latest developments in the field focusing on the technology used today and that which is likely to be used in the future Accessible treatment of population biology and statistics associated with forensic evidence This book offers undergraduate students of Forensic Science an accessible approach to the subject that will have direct relevance to their courses. An Introduction to Forensic Genetics is also an invaluable resource for postgraduates and practising forensic scientists looking for a good introduction to the field.

Introduction to Genetics

11th Hour

Author: Sandra Pennington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444313215

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9054

The 11th Hour Series of revision guides are designed for quick reference. The organization of these books actively involves students in the learning process and reinforces concepts. At the end of each chapter there is a test including multiple choice questions, true/false questions and short answer questions, and every answer involves an explanation. Each book contains icons in the text indicating additional support on a dedicated web page. Students having difficulties with their courses will find this an excellent way to raise their grades. Clinical correlations or everyday applications include examples from the real world to help students understand key concepts more readily. Dedicated web page, there 24 hours a day, will give extra help, tips, warnings of trouble spots, extra visuals and more. A quick check on what background students will need to apply helps equip them to conquer a topic. The most important information is highlighted and explained, showing the big picture and eliminating the guesswork. After every topic and every chapter, lots of opportunity for drill is provided in every format, multiple choice, true/false, short answer, essay. An easy trouble spot identifier demonstrates which areas need to be reinforced and where to find information on them. Practice midterms and finals prep them for the real thing.