Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Population Genetics

Rafael Trindade Maia

Federal University of Campina Grande

Group leader and enthusiast of bioinformatics and computational biology, academic editor of books and periodicals, awarded by events and journals, and holder of 3 patents.


Magnólia De Araújo Campos

Federal University of Campina Grande

Associate Professor at UFCG, appointed coordinator of the Postgraduate Course in Natural Sciences and Biotechnology, working on projects involved in the themes: Molecular host-pest interaction, defense proteins, Gene Prospecting, Secretome, Semiarid, and biodiversity characterization; 5 registered patents.


Genetic Diversity Nucleotide Diversity AMOVA Haplotype Diversity Natural Selection Gene Evolution Migration Genepool Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Allele Frequency DNA Polymorphism Population and Metapopulation Structure

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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.

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Date completed: September 2nd 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 30th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 29th 2021

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Review results due: February 17th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 18th 2022

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About the editor

Rafael Trindade Maia

Federal University of Campina Grande

Dr. Rafael Trindade Maia studied biological sciences at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil (2005). He received a master´s degree in Genetics, Conservation, and Evolutionary Biology from the National Institute of Amazonian Research, Brazil, in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Animal Biology from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2013. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Center for the Sustainable Development for Semiarid (CDSA) at Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil. He has experience with population genetics, bioinformatics, molecular docking, and modeling and molecular dynamics of proteins. He works in ​​science and biology education. Dr. Maia also leads the research groups Computational and Theoretical Biology (CTB) and Education in Sciences and Biology (ESB).

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