Evolution and the Genetics of Populations, Volume 1: Genetic and Biometric Foundations

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University of Chicago Press, Jun 15, 1984 - Science - 480 pages
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Contents

Introduction
3
Modes of Inheritance and Reproductive Cycles
13
The Gene
23
Nongenic Heredity
41
Gene and Character
55
Types of Biological Frequency Distributions
108
Statistical Description of Frequency Distributions
142
Compound Distributions and Variables
153
Analysis of Actual Frequency Distributions
247
Description of Multivariate Distributions
275
Path Analysis Theory
301
Interpretation by Path Analysis
327
The Genetics of Quantitative Variability
375
Conclusions
423
References
434
Author Index
459

Tests of Significance
183
Deviations from Normality
213

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