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Population Genomics

Population Genomics

Concepts, Approaches and Applications

Editors: Rajora, Om P. (Ed.)

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  • This is the first book on population genomics – a fast-emerging fascinating discipline
  • The book discusses key concepts, approaches and applications of population genomics addressing various fundamental and applied aspects in population genetics, evolution, ecology, conservation, breeding, and human health
  • The book provides insights into a range of emerging topics including population epigenomics, landscape genomics, paleogenomics, ecological and evolutionary genomics, seascape genomics, biogeography, demography,  speciation, admixture, colonization and invasion, genomic selection, and plant and animal domestication
  • This book provides a reviews and synthesizes of key studies applying population genomics to a variety of organisms, from microorganism and plants to animals and humans
  • The book is envisioned for a wide readership, including undergraduate and graduate students, research scholars, and professionals and experts in the field
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Population genomics has revolutionized various disciplines of biology including population, evolutionary, ecological and conservation genetics, plant and animal breeding, human health, medicine and pharmacology by allowing to address novel and long-standing questions with unprecedented power and accuracy. It employs large-scale or genome-wide genetic information and bioinformatics to address various fundamental and applied aspects in biology and related disciplines, and provides a comprehensive genome-wide perspective and new insights that were not possible before. These advances have become possible due to the development of new and low-cost sequencing and genotyping technologies and novel statistical approaches and software, bioinformatics tools, and models. 

Population genomics is tremendously advancing our understanding the roles of evolutionary processes, such as mutation, genetic drift, gene flow, and natural selection, in shaping up genetic variation at individual loci and across the genome and populations; improving  the assessment of population genetic parameters or processes such as adaptive evolution, effective population size, gene flow, admixture, inbreeding and outbreeding depression, demography, and biogeography; resolving evolutionary histories and phylogenetic relationships of extant, ancient and extinct species; understanding the genomic basis of fitness, adaptation, speciation, complex ecological and economically important traits, and disease and insect resistance; facilitating forensics, genetic medicine and pharmacology; delineating conservation genetic units; and understanding the genetic effects of resource management practices, and assisting conservation and sustainable management of genetic resources.

This Population Genomics book discusses the concepts, approaches, applications and promises of population genomics in addressing most of the above fundamental and applied crucial aspects in a variety of organisms from microorganisms to humans. The book provides insights into a range of emerging population genomics topics including population epigenomics, landscape genomics, seascape genomics, paleogenomics, ecological and evolutionary genomics, biogeography, demography, speciation, admixture, colonization and invasion, genomic selection, and plant and animal domestication. This book fills a vacuum in the field and is expected to become a primary reference in Population Genomics world-wide.

About the authors

Dr. Om P. RajoraProfessorUniversity of New BrunswickFredericton, NB E3C 5A3Canada

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Population Genomics: Advancing Understanding of Nature

    Luikart, Gordon (et al.)

    Pages 3-79

  • Genotyping and Sequencing Technologies in Population Genetics and Genomics

    Holliday, J. A. (et al.)

    Pages 83-125

  • Computational Tools for Population Genomics

    Salojärvi, Jarkko

    Pages 127-160

  • Population and Evolutionary Genetic Inferences in the Whole-Genome Era: Software Challenges

    Stamatakis, Alexandros

    Pages 161-175

  • Population Epigenomics: Advancing Understanding of Phenotypic Plasticity, Acclimation, Adaptation and Diseases

    Moler, Ehren R. V. (et al.)

    Pages 179-260

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04589-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04587-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Population Genomics
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Approaches and Applications
Editors
  • Om P. Rajora
Series Title
Population Genomics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04589-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04589-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04587-6
Series ISSN
2364-6764
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 822
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
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