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<b>Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory</b> <p><b>Explore the fundamentals of the biological implications of population genetic theory</b><p>In the newly revised Second Edition of <i>Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory</i>, 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.<p>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.<p>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.<p>Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:<ul><li>A thorough introduction to population genetics, including the scope of the subject, its premises, and the Hardy-Weinberg Model of Microevolution</li><li>An exploration of systems of mating, including a treatment of the use of runs of homozygosity to show pedigree inbreeding in distant ancestors</li><li>A practical discussion of genetic drift, including the use of effective sizes in conservation biology (with a discussion of African rhinos as an example)</li><li>A concise examination of coalescence, including a treatment of the infinite sites model</li></ul><p>Perfect for graduate students in genetics and evolutionary biology programs and advanced undergraduate biology majors, <i>Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory</i> will also earn a place in the libraries of students taking courses in conservation biology, human genetics, bioinformatics, and genomics.

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