population genetics


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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.

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.

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.

population genetics

the study of heredity at the population level, for example, gene frequencies, mating systems.
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It also allows users to easily simulate and compare results from multiple population genetics simulators.
Use of transmission maps and population genetics provides a clinically relevant way to apply genetics and genomics to health care practice (Rostved et al., 2013; Snitkin et al., 2012).
GENEPOP (version 1.2): population genetics software for exact tests and ecumenicism.
These processes are generated by the impact of the mutation, selective, migration and other factors on the genetic structure of populations and in the complex interaction merge into a single population genetic mechanism that differentiates or, on the contrary, brings together populations, and, simultaneously, changes their genetic properties.
1998-2000 Director of the Population Genetics Research Group of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford
Based on population genetics theory predicts (Hedrick 2005), we expected to find higher genetic diversity values in the bromeliads populations established on P.
Computer models have several features that help in teaching the dynamics of basic concepts in population genetics. Although there is no substitute for a firm understanding of the basic underlying quantitative features of the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and the resulting effects of violations of its assumptions, it can be very difficult to examine the long-term dynamics of population genetic processes with only a pencil-and-paper approach.
Launched with a March issue, it will be published four times a year and covers topics such as: the spread, transmission, persistence, implications and population dynamics of infectious diseases; population and public health as well as policy aspects of control and prevention; dynamics at the individual level; interaction with the environment; and, population genetics and molecular evolution of infectious agents.
It includes discussion of the latest genetic data asserting the reality of the concept of race, and the various lines of evidence from population genetics, evolutionary biology and anthropology pertinent to the evolution of racial differences in behavior.
(2) The discovery of more and more sibling species among mosquitoes and other arthropods, by analysis of population genetics, increasingly undermines the taxonomic reliability of anatomical features for proof of specific identity.
Ostensibly, the answer to these questions can be found in Collins's paper, for he cites evidence to support his claim: a population genetics study conducted by Noah Rosenberg and his team of researchers that was published in Science in December 2002.
Major areas of focus for malaria include comparative genome analysis, population genetics of pathogen populations and chemical screening.

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