J. F. C. Kingman
CBMSNSF Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics 34
This book draws together some mathematical ideas that are useful in population genetics, concentrating on a few aspects which are both biologically relevant and mathematically interesting.
Contents
The Problem: Why Mathematics?; Genes and Their Inheritance, Selection, Mutation; Survival of the Fittest: Balanced Polymorphisms, MultiLocus Selection, Balance Between Selection and Mutation, The House of Cards, The Diploid House of Cards, The Resistance of Polymorphisms to Mutation; The Neutral Alternative: Evolution in the Absence of Selection, A General Model for Mutation in Finite Populations, The Random Walk Case, The Frequency Spectrum, The Ewens Sampling Formula, The PoissonDirichlet Distribution, Partition Structures, Testing Neutrality; Selection in Finite Populations: Deleterious Mutants, The WrightFisher Model, Wright's Formula, The Infinite Alleles Limit.
1980 / vii + 70 pages / Softcover / ISBN13: 9780898711660 / ISBN10: 0898711665 / List Price $48.00 / SIAM/CBMS Member Price $33.60 / Order Code CB34
