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:
This text also offers a highly accessible introduction to coalescent theory, the major conceptual advance in population genetics of the last two decades.
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additive genetic allele frequencies ancestor assumptions autozygosity balancing selection breeding value candidate parents caused chance change in allele Chapter chromosome coalescent event consanguineous mating demes diploid distribution divergence DNA sequences dominance deviation effective population effective population size epistasis equation equilibrium allele frequency estimate example expected frequency expected genotype frequencies expected heterozygosity finite population fitness surface fitness values fixation index fixation or loss gametic disequilibrium gene flow genealogy genetic drift genetic variation genome genotype frequencies genotypic value haplotype Hardy—Weinberg expected heritability heterozygosity homozygotes homozygous hypothesis identical by descent increase individuals initial allele frequency Interact box lineages mean fitness mean phenotype migration molecular clock molecular evolution mutation rate natural selection observed occur pairs parameter phenotypic variation polymorphism population genetics population mean population structure predict progeny QTL mapping quantitative trait random mating relative fitness response to selection sample segregating selection coefficient simulation species subpopulations variance zero