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Evolutionary Genetics

Concepts, Analysis, and Practice

Glenn-Peter Sætre and Mark Ravinet

May 2019

ISBN: 9780198830924

336 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £41.99

This book covers all the major components of modern evolutionary genetics including population genetics, molecular evolution, speciation, organismal evolution, and phylogenetics.

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This book covers all the major components of modern evolutionary genetics including population genetics, molecular evolution, speciation, organismal evolution, and phylogenetics.

  • Describes the key concepts and analyses for handling evolutionary genetic data
  • Adopts a hands-on, practical approach in tackling key challenges of summarising, interpreting and visualising evolutionary genetic data
  • Practical R sessions centre on concepts introduced in the textbook using genetic data from real populations as well as simulation exercises with important evolutionary models
  • Encourages a strong foundation in basic programming skills and places an emphasis on bioinformatics training for evolutionary biologists

About the Author(s)

Glenn-Peter Sætre, Professor, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Norway, and Mark Ravinet, Researcher, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Norway

Glenn-Peter Sætre is Professor in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is fascinated by the roles that speciation, adaptation, and behaviour play in the evolution of life on Earth. He received a PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Oslo in 1993. Since then he has worked primarily on evolution, speciation, and sexual selection in birds, including flycatchers and Passer sparrows.

Mark Ravinet is an evolutionary biologist working with genomic and bioinformatics tools to understand speciation, adaptation, and evolution. He obtained his PhD in evolutionary biology and population genetics from Queen's University Belfast, UK. Since completing his PhD, he has gained postdoctoral experience in speciation and evolutionary genomics in Sweden, Japan, and now Norway. His research involves a wide array of different taxa including stickleback fishes, Littorina marine snails, bedbugs and Passer sparrows.

Table of Contents

    1:The foundations of evolutionary genetics
    2:Genomes and the origin of genetic variation
    3:Changes in allele and genotype frequency
    4:The theory of natural selection
    5:The power of natural selection
    6:Multilocus evolution
    7:Inferring evolutionary processes from DNA sequence data
    8:Genetics and genomics of speciation
    9:Reconstructing the past
    10:Sequencing the genome and beyond

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