Human Population Genetics

ISBN-10: 0470464674
ISBN-13: 9780470464670
Edition: 2012
List price: $47.50
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Book details

List price: $47.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Human Population Genetics will provide an introduction to mathematical population genetics, along with relevant examples from human (and some non-human primate) populations, and will also present concepts and methods of population genetics that are specific to the study of human populations. The purpose of this book is to provide a basic background text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interesting in the mechanisms of human microevolution.

Foreword
Preface
Genetic, Mathematical, and Anthropological Background
The Scope of Population Genetics
Genetics Background
Principles of Probability
The Anthropological Connection
A Closing Thought
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Genotype and Allele Frequencies
What is Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium?
The Mathematics of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Using Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Extensions of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium and Evolution
Summary
Inbreeding
Quantifying Inbreeding
Population Genetics and Inbreeding
Inbreeding in Human Populations
Summary
Mutation
The Nature of Mutations
Models of Mutation
Mutational History and Anthropological Questions
Summary
Genetic Drift
What is Genetic Drift?
Genetic Drift and Population Size
Effects on Genetic Variation
Mutation and Genetic Drift
Coalescent Theory
Summary
Models of Natural Selection
How Does Natural Selection Work?
A General Model of Natural Selection
Types of Natural Selection
Other Aspects of Selection
Summary
Natural Selection in Human Populations
Case Studies of Natural Selection in Human Populations
Are Humans Still Evolving?
Summary
Gene Flow
The Evolutionary Impact of Gene Flow
Models of Gene Flow
Gene Flow and Genetic Drift
Estimating Admixture in Human Populations
Summary
Human Population Structure and History
Case Studies of Human Population Structure
The Origin of Modern Humans
Case Studies of Population Origins
Summary
Glossary
References
Index

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