About the book
Population genetics is an area that aims to analyze allelic and genotypic frequencies (among several other parameters) of populations through calculations, to study the genetic composition and distribution of these populations, as well as possible consequences of these changes. This field of knowledge is also the basis for evolution, phylogeny, conservation genetics, molecular ecology, biogeography and phylogeography. Access to this information allows researchers to identify and understand population responses to evolutionary processes such as natural selection, genetic drift, gene flow, mutation and recombination. The applications of population genetics are diverse: monitoring and conservation of biodiversity, management of domestic and wild populations, monitoring of pathogens, population distribution studies, etc. This book will consist of chapters related to population genetics, which present unprecedented results, techniques and methods of analysis, concepts and definitions, or systematic/synthetic/integrative reviews that provide a current and consistent reading for academics in general.
The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a collection of carefully selected works that offer an integrative and applied view of the area of population genetics.