population genetics(redirected from Population genetic)
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the study of genetic influences on the components of cause and effect in the somatic characteristics of populations.
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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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The study of genetic influences on the components of cause and effect in the somatic characteristics of populations.
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population geneticsthe study of heredity at the population level, for example, gene frequencies, mating systems.
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