9780198830870-0198830874-Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

ISBN-13: 9780198830870
ISBN-10: 0198830874
Author: Michael Lynch, Bruce Walsh
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 1496 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198830870
ISBN-10: 0198830874
Author: Michael Lynch, Bruce Walsh
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 1496 pages

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Acknowledged authors Michael Lynch , Bruce Walsh wrote Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits comprising 1496 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198830874 and 9780198830870. Since then Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 20.12 or rent at the marketplace.

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Quantitative traits-be they morphological or physiological characters, aspects of behavior, or genome-level features such as the amount of RNA or protein expression for a specific gene-usually show considerable variation within and among populations. Quantitative genetics, also referred to as the genetics of complex traits, is the study of such characters and is based on mathematical models of evolution in which many genes influence the trait and in which non-genetic factors may also be important.

Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits presents a holistic treatment of the subject, showing the interplay between theory and data with extensive discussions on statistical issues relating to the estimation of the biologically relevant parameters for these models. Quantitative genetics is viewed as the bridge between complex mathematical models of trait evolution and real-world data, and the authors have clearly framed their treatment as such. This is the second volume in a planned trilogy that summarizes the modern field of quantitative genetics, informed by empirical observations from wide-ranging fields (agriculture, evolution, ecology, and human biology) as well as population genetics, statistical theory, mathematical modeling, genetics, and genomics. Whilst volume 1 (1998) dealt with the genetics of such traits, the main focus of volume 2 is on their evolution, with a special emphasis on detecting selection (ranging from the use of genomic and historical data through to ecological field data) and examining its consequences.

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