This classic text continues to provide the basis for understanding genetic principles behind quantitative differences, and extends these concepts to the segregation of genes that cause genetic variation in quantitative traits.
- New chapter on Quantitative Trait Loci
- Fully revised chapter on natural selection, with increased emphasis on maintenance of variation by mutation-selection balance
- Incorporates essential maths necessary for using computer algorithms
- Addresses potential applications in animal and plant breeding, and human disease
- More evolutionary and molecular examples and problems
- Problems and solutions based on real data to test understanding
New to this Edition
- A new chapter on Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs).
- Fully revised chapter on natural selection with more emphasis on maintenance of variation by mutation-selection balance.
- More evolutionary and molecular examples and problems.
Table of Contents
- Genetics Constitution of a Population
- Changes of Gene Frequency
- Small Populations: I Changes of Gene Frequency Under Simplified Conditions
- Small Populations: II Less Simplified Conditions
- Small Populations: III Pedigreed Populations and Close Inbreeding
- Continuous Variation
- Values and Means
- Resemblance Between Relatives
- Selection: I The Results of Experiments
- Selection: III Information from Relatives
- Inbreeding and Crossbreeding: I Changes of Mean Value
- Inbreeding and Crossbreeding: II Changes of Variance
- Inbreeding and Crossbreeding: III Applications
- Threshold Characters
- Correlated Characters
- Metric Characters under Natural Selection
- Quantitative Trait Loci