Genetic Structure and Selection in Subdivided Populations (MPB-40), Paperback / softback Book

Genetic Structure and Selection in Subdivided Populations (MPB-40) Paperback / softback

Part of the Monographs in Population Biology series

Description

Various approaches have been developed to evaluate the consequences of spatial structure on evolution in subdivided populations.

This book is both a review and new synthesis of several of these approaches, based on the theory of spatial genetic structure.

Francois Rousset examines Sewall Wright's methods of analysis based on F-statistics, effective size, and diffusion approximation; coalescent arguments; William Hamilton's inclusive fitness theory; and approaches rooted in game theory and adaptive dynamics.

Setting these in a framework that reveals their common features, he demonstrates how efficient tools developed within one approach can be applied to the others.

Rousset not only revisits classical models but also presents new analyses of more recent topics, such as effective size in metapopulations.

The book, most of which does not require fluency in advanced mathematics, includes a self-contained exposition of less easily accessible results.

It is intended for advanced graduate students and researchers in evolutionary ecology and population genetics, and will also interest applied mathematicians working in probability theory as well as statisticians.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 18 line illus.
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: Genetics (non-medical)
  • ISBN: 9780691088174

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