Introduction to Quantitative Genetics (4e) : 9780582243026

Introduction to Quantitative Genetics (4e)

 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9780582243026
ISBN 10
 
0582243025
Published
 
31/01/1996
Published by
 
Pearson United Kingdom
Pages
 
480
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$151.99
 
 
 
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.

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

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.
Features & benefits

  • 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