population genetics and ecology

population genetics and ecology

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editor: Samuel Karlin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323142236

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Population Genetics and Ecology is a collection of papers presented at a 1975 conference-workshop held in Israel and is devoted to topics in population genetics and ecology. Contributors discuss topics related to population genetics and ecology, including the determinants of genetic variation in natural populations; experimental design and analysis of field and laboratory data; and theory and applications of mathematical models in population genetics. The book describes a number of field and laboratory studies that focus on a variety of spatial and temporal character and enzyme frequency patterns in natural populations, along with possible associations between these patterns and ecological parameters. This volume is organized into three sections encompassing 31 chapters and begins by summarizing the results of field and laboratory research that investigated gene frequency patterns in space and time of animal and plant populations. This book then explains the origin of new taxa; animal and plant domestication; variation in heritability related to parental age; and problems in the genetics of certain haplo-diploid populations. The next section offers a combination of data analyses and interpretations of related models, with some papers devoted to the origin of race formation and the interaction between sexual selection and natural selection. Among the theoretical studies presented are facets of selection migration interaction; stochastic selection effects; properties of density and frequency dependent selection; concepts and measures of genetic distance and speciation; aspects of altruism; and kin selection. This book will be of interest to naturalists, experimentalists, theoreticians, statisticians, and mathematicians.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Part I Field and Laboratory Studies

    Parental Age, Genetic Variation and Selection

    Genes, Survival and Adjustment in an Island Population of the House Mouse

    Patterns of Survival and Microevolution in Plant Populations

    Domestication Processes in Trifolium berytheum Boiss

    Protein Polymorphisms in Domesticated Species: Evidence for Hybrid Origin?

    Adaptive Strategies of Genetic Systems in Constant and Varying Environments

    Natural Selection of Genetic Polymorphisms along Climatic Gradients

    Muellerian Mimicry: Classical 'Beanbag' Evolution and the Role of Ecological Islands in Adaptive Race Formation

    The Genetics of Haploid-Diploid Populations with Vegetative and Sexual Reproduction

    Morphological Variation of the Gall-Forming Aphid, Geoica utricularia (Homoptera) in Relation to Environmental Variation

    Part II Models and Evidence

    Selection Component Analysis of Natural Polymorphisms Using Mother-Offspring Samples of Successive Cohorts

    The Theoretical Assessment of Selective Neutrality

    Non-Random Association of Neutral Linked Genes in Finite Populations

    An Analysis of Allelic Diversity in Natural Populations of Drosophila: The Correlation of Rare Alleles with Heterozygosity

    The Intensity of Selection for Electrophoretic Variants in Natural Popu lations of Drosophila

    Mating Preferences and Their Genetic Effects in Models of Sexual Selection for Colour Phases of the Arctic Skua

    Simulation of Quantitative Characters by Genes with Biochemically Definable Action. VII. Observation and Discussion of Non-Linear Relationships

    The Relationship between Genotype and Fitness for Heterotic Models

    The HL-A System as a Model for Studying the Interaction between Selection, Migration, and Linkage

    The Structure of Gene Control Regions and Its Bearing on Diverse Aspects of Population Genetics

    Part III Theoretical Studies Number of Heterozygotes Left by Neutral Genes

    Altruism, Competition, and Kin Selection in Populations

    Genetic Modification and Modifier Polymorphisms

    Travelling Population Fronts

    Stochastic Selection and the Maintenance of Genetic Variation

    Population Subdivision and Selection Migration Interaction

    Some Theoretical Analyses of Migration Selection Interaction in a Cline: A Generalized Two Range Environment

    Models of Density-Frequency Dependent Selection for the Exploitation of Resources. I: Intraspecific Competition

    Mathematical Models of Speciation and Genetic Distance

    The Rate of Spread of an Advantageous Allele in a Subdivided Population

    The Three Locus Model with Multiplicative Fitness Values: The Crystallization of the Genome

    Problems, Objectives, and Comments on Population Genetics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 846
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323142236

About the Editor

Samuel Karlin

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Stanford University and The Weizmann Institute of Science

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