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population genetics


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of science that deals with the statistical analysis of the inheritance and prevalence of genes in populations.

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  • n. The study of the allele frequency distribution and change under the influence of the four evolutionary processes: natural selection, genetic drift, mutation and gene flow.


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  • They form a focus for some standard issues in contemporary population genetics (Maynard Smith, 1978; Wright, 1978), as well as extensions of those ideas into the social and behavioral sciences (Wilson, 1975; Hannan and Freeman, 1977; Vaughan and Herrnstein, 1987; Levitt and March, 1988).

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