Introduction to Quantitative Genetics
by D. S. Falconer
My aim in writing this book has been to provide an introductory textbook of quantitative genetics, with the emphasis on general principles rather than on practical application, and one moreover that can be understood by biologists of no more than ordinary mathematical ability. In pursuit of this latter aim I have set out the mathematics in the form that I, being little of a mathematician, find most comprehensible, hoping that the consequent lack of rigour and elegance will be compensated for by a wider accessibility. The reader is not, however, asked to accept conclusions without proof. Though only the simplest algebra is used, all the mathematical deductions essential to the exposition of the subject are demonstrated in full. Some knowledge of statistics, however, is assumed, particularly of the analysis of variance and of correlation and regression. Elementary knowledge of Mendelian genetics is also assumed.
Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits
by Michael Lynch, Bruce Walsh
Professors Lynch and Walsh bring together the diverse array of theoretical and empirical applications of quantitative genetics in a work that is up-to-date, comprehensive and accessible to anyone with a rudimentary understanding of statistics and genetics. Central concepts are developed from first principles and illustrated with wide-ranging examples. The book reflects the recent influx of quantitative-genetic thinking into evolutionary biology and includes the latest techniques for QTL (quantitative-trait loci) analysis. Although written as a general text in quantitative genetics, the book will also serve as a basic reference for the seasoned professional.
Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory
by Alan R. Templeton
The advances made possible by the development of moleculartechniques have in recent years revolutionized quantitativegenetics and its relevance for population genetics.Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theorytakes a modern approach to population genetics, incorporatingmodern molecular biology, species-level evolutionary biology, and athorough acknowledgment of quantitative genetics as the theoreticalbasis for population genetics.
- Logically organized into three main sections on populationstructure and history, genotype-phenotype interactions, andselection/adaptation
- Extensive use of real examples to illustrate concepts
- Written in a clear and accessible manner and devoid of complexmathematical equations
- Includes the author’s introduction to background material aswell as a conclusion for a handy overview of the field and itsmodern applications
- Each chapter ends with a set of review questions andanswers
- Offers helpful general references and Internet links
Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values
by Raphael A. Mrode
The prediction of producing desirable traits in offspring such as increased growth rate, or superior meat, milk and wool production is a vital economic tool to the animal scientist. Summarising the latest developments in genomics relating to animal breeding values and design of breeding programmes, this new edition includes models of survival analysis, social interaction and sire and dam models, as well as advancements in the use of SNPs in the computation of genomic breeding values.