1. Scope and Basic Premises of Population Genetics.
PART I:POPULATION STRUCTURE AND HISTORY.
2. Modeling Evolution and the Hardy-Weinberg Law.
3. Systems of Mating.
4. Genetic Drift.
5. Genetic Drift in Large Populations and Coalescence.
6. Gene Flow and Population Subdivision.
7. Gene Flow and Population History.
PART II: GENOTYPE AND PHENOTYPE.
8. Basic Quantitative Genetic Definitions and Theory.
9. Quantitative Genetics: Unmeasured Genotypes.
10. Quantitative Genetics: Measured Genotypes.
PART III: NATURAL SELECTION AND ADAPTATION.
11. Natural Selection.
12. Interactions of Natural Selection with Other Evolutionary Forces.
13. Units and Targets of Selection.
14. Selection in Heterogeneous Environments.
15. Serlection in Age-Structured Populations.
Appendix 1: Genetic Survey Techniques.
Appendix 2: Probability and Statistics.
Problems and Answers.
- logically organized into three main sections on population structure, genotype-phenotype interactions, and selection/adaptation
- extensive use of real examples to illustrate concepts
- written in a clear and accessible manner and devoid of complex mathematical equations
- includes the author's introduction to background material as well as a conclusion for a handy overview of the field and its modern applications
- each chapter ends with a set of review questions and answers
- offers helpful general references and Internet links
- the author is one of the foremost authorities and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science