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Principles of Population Genetics
Principles of Population Genetics, Third Edition, provides a balanced presentation of theory and observation for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In response to suggestions from students and instructors, the book has been trimmed more than 100 pages and rewritten with the goal to optimize its use as a teaching aid. It introduces the principles of genetics ...more
Hardcover, Fourth Edition, 652 pages
Published December 31st 2006 by Sinauer Associates Is an Imprint of Oxford University Press
(first published January 1st 1997)
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This is hard to rate, because I don't enjoy textbooks the way I enjoy fiction. However, this book got me through my preliminary examinations to become a PhD candidate. It is one of the best, most thorough, and most understandable genetics textbooks I've read. It's a must for students and other researchers in the field of population genetics. The newer editions even have chapters on population genomics and human genetics. This is an incredibly useful text!
A useful reference with clear explanations. It was the recommended textbook for my population genetics class, but I only cracked it open once or twice for that. I will probably revisit it for my own entertainment/learning purposes sometime in the near future.
This is THE population genetics textbook, the source text. And thus I have no intention of reading it cover to cover. Contains 9 chapters with empirical examples using real data and practice problems—the theoretical nature of population genetics can be quite mathy so grounding models of inference with actual data is helpful. By no means a concise text, and not an introductory text either, in my opinion. There is a fourth edition (2006), which I imagine incorporates analysis tools to handle genom ...more