A Primer of Population Genetics and Genomics 4th edition (PDF) has been completely updated and revised to provide a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the basic concepts of population genetics and genomics.
Recent textbooks have tended to specialize in areas such as coalescent, molecular evolution, human population genetics, or genomics.
This primer deviates from that trend by encouraging a broader familiarity and understanding of population genetics and genomics in general.
From mating systems to the causes of evolution, molecular population genetics, and the genomics of complex traits, the overview covers it all.
Discussions of ancient DNA, gene drive, landscape genetics, identifying risk factors for complex diseases, adaptation and speciation genomics, and other active areas of current research are intertwined.
Numerous examples from a wide range of animals, plants, microbes, and human populations illuminate the principles. The method also emphasizes doing, which in this case means solving numerical or conceptual problems. The reasoning behind this is that using concepts in problem-solving leads to greater understanding and longer knowledge retention. This approachable introductory textbook is intended primarily for students of various levels and abilities (from senior undergraduate to postgraduate), as well as practicing scientists in population genetics, evolutionary biology, ecology, computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, physics, and mathematics.
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