Introduction to Quantitative Genetics

Series
Longman
Author
Douglas S. Falconer / Trudy F.C. Mackay  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
464
Pub.-date
December 1995
ISBN13
9780582243026
ISBN
0582243025
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Description

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.

Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

  1. Genetics Constitution of a Population
  2. Changes of Gene Frequency
  3. Small Populations: I Changes of Gene Frequency Under Simplified Conditions
  4. Small Populations: II Less Simplified Conditions
  5. Small Populations: III Pedigreed Populations and Close Inbreeding
  6. Continuous Variation
  7. Values and Means
  8. Variance
  9. Resemblance Between Relatives
  10. Heritability
  11. Selection: I The Results of Experiments
  12. Selection: III Information from Relatives
  13. Inbreeding and Crossbreeding: I Changes of Mean Value
  14. Inbreeding and Crossbreeding: II Changes of Variance
  15. Inbreeding and Crossbreeding: III Applications
  16. Scale
  17. Threshold Characters
  18. Correlated Characters
  19. Metric Characters under Natural Selection
  20. Quantitative Trait Loci