Panmictic Populations

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

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 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.

Keywords

Recombination Assure Posit Blindness Phenylthiocarbamide 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

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

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