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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.
Translations
Populationsgenetik
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Goldstein received his PhD degree in Theoretical Population Genetics from Stanford in 1994, and BS in Biology from University of California, Los Angeles.
Alberto and his lab members have brought an expertise in kelp population genetics and natural history to the project.
Use of Population Genetics to Assess the Ecology, Evolution, and Population Structure of Coccidioides, Arizona, USA
A leader in developing the mathematical basis of population genetics and evolutionary theory, he pioneered the application of techniques from molecular biology, to questions of genetic variation), Steven Rose (Emeritus Professor of Biology and Neurobiology at the Open University and Gresham College, London) and Leon J.
Study co-leader Professor Richard Houlston, Professor of Molecular and Population Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, commented: "We knew people were more likely to develop chronic lymphocytic leukaemia if someone in their family had suffered from the disease, but our new research takes a big step towards explaining the underlying genetics.
He emphasizes the importance of population dynamics as a driver of selective local extinctions and discusses the evidence from biology for adaptive aging, how aging is not caused by accumulated damage, current evolutionary theories of aging and their problems, mechanisms of aging, the theoretical foundations of population genetics, and how aging might have evolved as an adaptation, as well as implications for medical research.
Titled, "From Domestication to Inbreeding: Population Genetics and Companion Animals," the course will discuss how domesticated animals evolved, how new traits spread through populations, and what the implications of population genetics affects how domesticated animals are bred today.
Population genetics explores trait changes in a population and potential contributing factors (Gillespie, 2010).
The Bantu expansion reshaped Africa's population genetics and may have helped spread Eurasian gene variants, the researchers suspect.
Several of the new papers address basic biological topics such as reproduction, phylogenetics, disease, longevity, and larval life history characteristics, whereas others address population dynamics and growth models, population genetics, and the ecological impacts of geoduck aquaculture.
She first experienced Arctic coastal regions while working on the behavior and population genetics of Thick-billed Murres on Coats Island, Nunavut, during her MSc studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

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