Intended as an introduction to population genetics, this book concentrates on animals rather than plants and encompass patterns of genetic variablity and genetic change. The author contends that population genetics does shed useful light on evolution and concludes that further study of adaptive constraint is essential before we can properly comprehend evolution. He adds that there is good reason to suppose that population genetics can make a contribution through the study of locus interaction.
lucid and balanced ... An ... undergraduate class would probably get a lot our of this book - Times Higher Educational Supplement; ...the exposition is clear and the book should serve very effectively to introduce a generation of students to some of the pivotal ideas of evolutionary biology... - TREE; This book is written in an agreeable narrative style and is very well suited as an auxiliary text for an upper level undergraduate course in diversity or evolution. I would also recommend this book as an overview of the field and source of ideas for a first-year graduate student - Ecology; ..an excellent introduction into population genetics. Explanations of mathematical terms and equations are clear. - Theoretical and Applied Genetics; ...the author's style is concise, clear and to the point...fills a gap and introduces an exciting field of biology - Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Part I: Species abundance. Species diversity. Explanations. Dynamics. Part II: Population processes. Populations. Genes. Gene frequency. Genetic variability in natural populations. Polymorphism and ecological genetics. Response to selection by pesticides. Population consequences of selection. Polymorphism by neutral mutation. Gene interaction models for polymorphism. Genetic variability - conclusions. Part III: Population genetics and evolution. Species formation and evolution. Species associations.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 30th April 1991
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.32