Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits

Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits

4.35 (14 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

The authors bring together a diverse array of theoretical and empirical applications of quantitative genetics in this comprehensive work designed to be accessible to anyone with a rudimentary understanding of statistics and genetics. Central concepts are developed from first principles and are illustrated with examples. The book reflects the recent influx of quantitative-genetic thinking into evolutionary biology and includes the techniques for QTL (quantitative-trait loci) analysis. Although written as a general text in quantitative genetics, the book should also serve as a basic reference for the professional.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 803 pages
  • 188 x 236.2 x 48.3mm | 1,973.15g
  • Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
  • Sunderland, United States
  • English
  • 0878934812
  • 9780878934812
  • 451,262

Table of contents

I. The Genetic Basis of Quantitative Variation - An Overview of Quantitative Genetics - Properties of Distributions - Covariance, Regression, and Correlation - Properties of Single Loci - Sources of Genetic Variation for Multilocus Traits - Sources of Environmental Variation - Resemblance Between Relatives - Introduction to Matrix Algebra and Linear Models - Analysis of Line Crosses - Inbreeding Depression - Matters of Scale - II. Quantitative-Trait Loci - Polygenes and Polygenic Mutation - Detecting Major Genes - Basic Concepts of Marker-Based Analysis - Mapping and Characterizing QTLs: Inbred-Line Crosses - Mapping and Characterizing QTLs: Outbred Populations - III. Estimation Procedures - Parent-Offspring Regression - Sib AnalysisTwins and Clones - Cross-Classified Designs - Correlations Between Characters - Genotype x Environment Interaction - Maternal Effects Sex Linkage and Sexual Dimorphism - Threshold Characters - Estimation of Breeding Values - Variance-Component Estimation with Complex Pedigrees - Appendices - Expectations, Variances and Covariances of Compound Variables - Path Analysis - Matrix Algebra and Linear Models - Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Likelihood-Ratio Tests - Estimation of Power of Statistical Tests -show more

About Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch is Distinguished Professor of Biology at Indiana University. Bruce Walsh is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.show more

Review quote

"I have nothing but the highest praise for this book, which will surely stand as the definitive treatment for many years to come. The content is comprehensive, the writing clear and concise, and the overall impression is of a masterly tour de force." --Warren J. Ewens, American Journal of Human Biology"This important and useful book will have a permanent place on my desktop. Not only is this an essential reference book, but it is also an excellent textbook." --Christopher J. Basten, Theoretical Population Biology"Conclusively, this book is to be highly recommended for anyone interested in a closer and clearer look at nature's most valuable beauty--its genetic variability." --Elias Anastassopoulos, Economic Botanyshow more

Rating details

14 ratings
4.35 out of 5 stars
5 43% (6)
4 50% (7)
3 7% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X