Panmictic Populations

  • Thomas Nagylaki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 15)


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 assure the desired comprehension, some fairly detailed examples and problems, of a type that has prove’d useful in human genetics, are presented. In Section 3.1 we shall derive the Hardy-Weinberg law. We shall proceed to sex-linkage and’two loci in Sections 3.2 and 3.3, ubdivision in Section 3.4. These sections provide background for Chapters 4 and 5, 7, 8, and 6, respectively.


Genotypic Frequency Random Mating Recombination Fraction Linkage Equilibrium Gene Frequency Difference 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Nagylaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Biophysics and Theoretical BiologyThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Personalised recommendations