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Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanNovember 10, 2007 3:52 PM

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Due to positive mentions from readers and friends I finally got Alan Templeton's Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory. I've read a few chapters and skimmed through much of the book, and my current take is that it's a bit too wordy in the exposition. I'd have preferred that there be more technical boxes and a more thorough scattering of compact formalisms. That being said, Templeton is a clear writer and the text is pretty penetrable (I enjoyed the coverage of quantitative genetics especially). Also, he didn't seem to take a kitchen-sink approach, a few themes came in for thorough treatment. If you're interested in familiarizing yourself with this field I still think Principles of Population Genetics is a better bet, but then you know my biases which I stated above.

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