M. Carmen Fusté

University of Barcelona Spain

Dr. M. Carmen Fusté graduated in Biology at the University of Barcelona, where she completed her PhD in 1980. Since then she has worked in different aspects of Microbiology including bacterial genetics, physiology and bacterial polysaccharide production. Her research in bacterial population genetics began in 1991 with the application of MLEE analysis to the study of different pathogenic and environmental bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, Vibrio cholerae, Pseudomonas stutzeri and Aeromonas. More recently, she has taken advantage of new sequencing techniques to determine the population genetics structure of a group of Aeromonas strains belonging to the 'A.hydrophila complex”. This work, which has helped clarify this group of species, constitutes one of the chapters of this book.

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This book deals with central concepts in population genetics, describing the main evolutionary processes that influence the allele frequency distribution and change. The different chapters discuss topics such as population size and structure, migration, inbreeding and interbreeding, mechanisms of extinction and speciation, along with different data techniques and molecular methods used for detecting DNA sequence variation in the study of genetic polymorphisms. Part of the book includes statistical and computational methods commonly used to process population genetics data, which constitute an essential tool for understanding the concepts discussed. The book will be a useful reference for graduate students and researchers working on population genetics, and other related areas including microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, ecology, anthropology and others.

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