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Evolution and the Genetics of Populations, Volume 3

Experimental Results and Evolutionary Deductions

"Wright’s views about population genetics and evolution are so fundamental and so comprehensive that every serious student must examine these books firsthand. . . . Publication of this treatise is a major event in evolutionary biology."-Daniel L. Hartl, BioScience

622 pages | 6.00 x 9.00 | © 1977

Biological Sciences: Evolutionary Biology

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Inbreeding Depression and Heterosis: Plants
3. Inbreeding in Animals: Differentiation and Depression
4. Variability under Inbreeding and Crossbreeding
5. Genotypic Persistence in Inbred Lines and Clones
6. The Course of Directional Selection
7. Artificial Selection Excluding Insects
8. Artificial Selection with Insects
9. Natural Selection in the Laboratory
10. Experimental Stochastic Distributions of Gene Frequencies
11. Mutation and Selection
12. Theories of Evolution: Mutation and Mass Selection
13. Shifting Balance Theories of Evolution
14. Genetic Load and Genetic Variability
15. The Evolution of Dominance
16. Breeds of Livestock
17. General Conclusions
Corrections for Volume 1 and 2
Author Index
Subject Index


The University of Chicago Press: Gordon J. Laing Award

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