École d'Été de Probabilités de Saint-Flour

Some Mathematical Models from Population Genetics

École d'Été de Probabilités de Saint-Flour XXXIX-2009

Authors: Etheridge, Alison

  • First volume aimed at mathematicians to cover a wide range of models from population genetics
  • Provides the biological motivation for models without using too much 'jargon'
  • Presents the mathematical and biological background needed by a mathematician to read research papers in theoretical population genetics
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This work reflects sixteen hours of lectures delivered by the author at the 2009 St Flour summer school in probability. It provides a rapid introduction to a range of mathematical models that have their origins in theoretical population genetics. The models fall into two classes: forwards in time models for the evolution of frequencies of different genetic types in a population; and backwards in time (coalescent) models that trace out the genealogical relationships between individuals in a sample from the population. Some, like the classical Wright-Fisher model, date right back to the origins of the subject. Others, like the multiple merger coalescents or the spatial Lambda-Fleming-Viot process are much more recent. All share a rich mathematical structure. Biological terms are explained, the models are carefully motivated and tools for their study are presented systematically.

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eBook $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Some Mathematical Models from Population Genetics
Book Subtitle
École d'Été de Probabilités de Saint-Flour XXXIX-2009
Authors
Series Title
École d'Été de Probabilités de Saint-Flour
Series Volume
2012
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16632-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16632-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-16631-0
Series ISSN
0721-5363
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 119
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
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