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A Primer of Molecular Population Genetics

Asher D. Cutter

June 2019

ISBN: 9780198838951

272 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Price: £39.99

Provides a concise, accessible introduction to the principle ideas, methods, and caveats for understanding evolution at the molecular level.

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Provides a concise, accessible introduction to the principal ideas, methods, and caveats for understanding evolution at the molecular level.

  • Provides a concise, accessible introduction to the principle ideas, methods, and caveats for understanding evolution at the molecular level
  • Assumes only a basic familiarity with genetics, molecular biology, and evolutionary principles
  • Utilizes both real world and theoretical datasets to illustrate key concepts
  • Concludes with a series of case studies that integrate many of the book's exciting ideas and approaches

About the Author(s)

Asher D. Cutter, Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Canada

Asher D. Cutter is a Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. He earned a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies at Tufts University and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for post-graduate study in Australia at James Cook University. After completing a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, he studied as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh as an NSF International Scholar. While at the University of Toronto, he has served as Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Genomics and as Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction: what is molecular population genetics?
    2:The origins of molecular diversity
    3:Quantifying genetic variation at the molecular level
    4:Neutral theories of molecular evolution
    5:Genealogy in evolution
    6:Recombination and linkage disequilibrium in evolutionary signatures
    7:Natural selection and demography as causes of molecular non-randomness
    8:Molecular deviants: sequence signatures of selection and demography
    9:Case studies in molecular population genetics: genotype to phenotype to selection

Reviews

"This is a timely and interesting book that will not quickly become outdated and that will attract many scientists to the fascinating field of molecular genetics as it applies to questions of ecological relevance." - Conservation Biology

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