Research in modern experimental and theoretical population genetics has been strengthened by advances in molecular techniques for the analysis of genetic variability. The evolutionary relationships of organisms may be investigated by comparing DNA sequences. This book covers chapters on population genetics, DNA polymorphism, genetic homeostasis, and biochemical genetics, plus a chapter on phylogenetic tree construction. In addition, each chapter contains training materials with numerical examples.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Introduction. EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF LIFE. THE MATERIAL BASIS OF HEREDITY. TRANSLATION OF GENETIC INFORMATION. INTRODUCTION TO PROTEOMICS. IMMUNOGENETIC ANALYSIS AND EVOLUTIONARY DISTANCES. BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS. GENES, MUTATIONS AND EVOLUTION. GENETIC ASPECTS OF SPECIATION. POPULATION GENETIC STRUCTURE OF A SPECIES. ANALYSIS OF GENETIC DIVERSITY WITHIN A SPECIES: THEORY AND EXPERIENCE. NATURAL HYBRIDIZATION AND GENETIC INTROGRESSION IN WILD SPECIES. QUANTITATIVE TRAITS: INHERITANCE AND EVOLUTION. GENETIC HOMEOSTASIS, HETEROSIS AND HETEROZYGOSITY. DNA PLYMORPHISM WITHIN AND AMONG POPULATIONS. PHYLOGENETIC TREES. PRACTICAL TRAINING WITH NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES: EDITION, SUBMISSION, ALIGNMENT, TREE BUILDING AND ANALYSIS OF PHYLOGENY. GENOMIC EVOLUTION. Subject Index. Appendix I. Methodical Instruction For Self-Education. Appendix II. Exam Questions for the Course. Appendix III. Main Literature & Web-Support. Appendix IV. Explanation of Basic Terms. Appendix V. Complete List of References.