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pop·u·la·tion ge·net·ics

the study of genetic influences on the components of cause and effect in the somatic characteristics of populations.
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population genetics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of science that deals with the statistical analysis of the inheritance and prevalence of genes in populations and genetic divergence between populations.
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pop·u·la·tion ge·net·ics

(pop'yū-lā'shŭn jĕ-net'iks)
The study of genetic influences on the components of cause and effect in the somatic characteristics of populations.
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population genetics

the study of heredity at the population level, for example, gene frequencies, mating systems.
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Wang examines current ethical and legal frameworks for research involving subjects of human population genetic research, particularly in developing countries.
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The results of population genetic diversity in this study are conducive to scientific guidance on genetic pedigree construction for the Chinese pond turtle captive populations.

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