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Population Genetics

A Concise Guide

John H. Gillespie

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This concise introduction offers students and researchers an overview of the discipline that connects genetics and evolution. Addressing the theories behind population genetics and relevant empirical evidence, John Gillespie discusses genetic drift, natural selection, nonrandom mating, quantitative genetics, and the evolutionary advantage of sex. First published to wide acclaim in 1998, this brilliant primer has been updated to include new sections on molecular evolution, genetic drift, genetic load, the stationary distribution, and two-locus dynamics. This book is indispensable for students…

This concise introduction offers students and researchers an overview of the discipline that connects genetics and evolution. Addressing the theories behind population genetics and relevant empirical evidence, John Gillespie discusses genetic drift, natural selection, nonrandom mating, quantitative genetics, and the evolutionary advantage of sex. First published to wide acclaim in 1998, this brilliant primer has been updated to include new sections on molecular evolution, genetic drift, genetic load, the stationary distribution, and two-locus dynamics. This book is indispensable for students working in a laboratory setting or studying free-ranging populations.

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A thorough understanding of evolution is only possible with a good grasp of population genetics. John Gillespie's book can be a good tool to achieve this purpose... The book is coherently and logically structured and cover all the most important and incontrovertible aspects of population genetics... I recommend this as a good introductory book that can be used in both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Gillespie has developed an extremely concise, readable, and informative guide to the field of population genetics. This is a well-developed, thoughtful, and classic book that has been tested and improved through many years in the classroom... A 'must' for anyone interested in plant or animal genetics.

John Gillespie has done the near-impossible, condensing the essence of population genetics into a very short book. The result is a little gem. The derivations are simple and clear, and often strikingly original. The minor gaps in the first edition are filled by this equally concise second edition. Population genetics is a complicated subject; only a person of Gillespie's depth of knowledge and insight could simplify without distorting.

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232
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9780801880094
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54 line drawings
Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Chapter 1. Genetic Variation
Chapter 2. Genetic Drift
Chapter 3. Natural Selection
Chapter 4. Two-Locus Dynamics
Chapter 5. Nonrandom Mating
Chapter 6. Quantitative Genetics
Chapter 7

List of Figures
Preface
Chapter 1. Genetic Variation
Chapter 2. Genetic Drift
Chapter 3. Natural Selection
Chapter 4. Two-Locus Dynamics
Chapter 5. Nonrandom Mating
Chapter 6. Quantitative Genetics
Chapter 7. The Evolutionary Advantage of Sex
Appendix A. Mathematical Necessities
Appendix B. Probability
Bibliography
Index

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John H. Gillespie

John H. Gillespie is a professor of evolution at the University of California, Davis.