For upper level undergraduate or beginning graduate courses in Population Genetics.
This text provides an introduction and essential background in population genetics for students from various fields in biology. By incorporating examples from many biological disciplines, it makes the theory of population genetics relevant to all students. It employs examples of human genetics, medical evolution, human evolution, and endangered species.
Secondly, the author strives to address mathematical modeling clearly with a variety of exercises and pedagogical aids. An appendix provides a review of the probability theory used in the text.Table of Contents 1. Introduction. 2. Genetic Variation. 3. The Hardy-Weinberg Principle. 4. Recombination, Linkage, and Disequilibrium. 5. Natural Selection I: Basic Models. 6. Mutation. 7. Genetic Drift. 8. Inbreeding and Nonrandom Mating. 9. Population Subdivision and Gene Flow. 10. Molecular Population Genetics. 11. Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics. 12. Natural Selection II: Balancing Selection and Advanced Models. 13. Quantitative Genetics. Appendix A. Probability and Random Variables. Appendix B. Computer Software for Population Genetics. Answers to Problems, Literature Cited. Index.