Basic Principles of Population Genetics

  • Kenneth Lange
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

In this chapter we briefly review some elementary results from population genetics [2, 3, 4,6,7,10,13]. Various genetic definitions are recalled merely to provide a context for this and more advanced mathematical theory. Readers with a limited knowledge of modern genetics are urged to learn molecular genetics by formal course work or informal self-study. The Appendix summarizes a few of the major currents in molecular genetics.

Keywords

Population Genetic Random Mating Recombination Fraction Population Frequency Linkage Equilibrium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Lange
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  1. 1.Department of Biostatistics and MathematicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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