Panmictic Populations

  • Thomas Nagylaki
Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 21)

Abstract

Hereafter we shall be concerned with diploid populations. We begin by investigating in this chapter the genetic structure of a randomly mating population in the absence of selection, mutation, and random drift. This part of population genetics was the first to be understood, and a thorough grasp of its principles is required for the formulation and interpretation of most evolutionary models. To ensure the desired comprehension, some fairly detailed examples and problems, of a type that has proved useful in human genetics, are presented. In Sect. 3.1 we shall derive the Hardy-Weinberg Law. We shall proceed to sex-linkage and two loci in Sects. 3.2 and 3.3 and discuss the effect of population subdivision in Sect. 3.4. In Sect. 3.5 we investigate deviations from the Hardy-Weinberg Law in a finite population.

Keywords

Recombination Posit Rium Blindness Phenylketonuria 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Nagylaki
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  1. 1.Department of Ecology and EvolutionUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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