The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change
is about the core of
population genetics — the nature of genetic variation and changes in
genetic variation. Topics covered include the nature of variation, the
measurement of variation, multilocus dynamics and speciation.
Particular attention is paid to methodological questions and to making
clear the limitations of the models used. Although many of the details
have been outdated by the advances of the last twenty years,
particularly in molecular genetics, this is a classic of the field, and
probably still required reading for population geneticists.
Prerequisites: basic biology and genetics, a course in population genetics.
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