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Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits Hardcover – January 6, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0878934812 ISBN-10: 0878934812 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 980 pages
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates; 1 edition (January 6, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878934812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878934812
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.6 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" . . . . Not only is this an essential reference book, but it is also an excellent textbook." -- Christopher J. Basten, Theoretical Population Biology

" The content is comprehensive, the writing clear & concise, and the overall impression ... a masterly tour de force." --Warren J. Ewens, American Journal of Human Biology

"This important and useful book will have a permanent place on my desktop . . . . Not only is this an essential reference book, but it is also an excellent textbook." --Christopher J. Basten, Theoretical Population Biology

"This important and useful book will have a permanent place on my desktop . . . . Not only is this an essential reference book, but it is also an excellent textbook." --Christopher J. Basten, Theoretical Population Biology

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I had an entire chapter fall out the first time I read it!
Nick LaBonte
I love that it uses matrix algebra when explaining many of the methods.
Allison Weber
This book is great when you want to understand quantitative genetics.
R. X. Jansen

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Martin Blom on May 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is overall a decent treatment of what its title claims it to be. The main flaw, as I see it, is the lack of exercises. The material is fairly heavy on mathematics and statistics and I find it hard to internalize a lot of the mathematical machinery without going through the calculations myself.

Apart from this lack of exercises I like the book. It is a bit too long (and far too heavy!), and it contains more historical background than what I need, but it gives a very thorough overview of the theory of the field, which is what is most important in the end. The great amount of text makes it more useful as a book to learn from than as a reference, but since there isn't anything else out there I suppose we are stuck with this for reference as well.
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21 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Lee D. Carlson HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on June 9, 2002
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I read this book with the expectation that it would give me an idea of the extent to which organism traits or phenotypes are determined optimally. Discussions on evolution frequently regard the functioning and attributes of an organism as being optimal at the particular time in its evolutionary history. A successful theory of evolution as a theory of mathematical optimization would entail a thorough understanding of the evidence for this hypothesis of optimality of phenotypes.
Another interesting question as to what effect a certain mixing of genetic factors, each one of these factors determining a phenotype separately (and optimally), would determine an optimal phenotype. An answer to this question would be important from the standpoint of transgenic strategies.
But this book is not about optimization theory in genetics, but one that introduces the reader to an analysis, in the authors view, of how evolution happens, and not a predictive tool of what ought to evolve. And, as the authors correctly point out, the time scales needed to evolve an optimal phenotype are not usually dealt with in discussion on optimization strategies. The authors also argue that optimization theories do not consider the expected phenotypic variance or the influence of random drift or mutation. Quantitative genetics does this, they state, and they define it as a mechanistic theory of the evolutionary process.
What is also interesting about quantitative genetics is that it was responsible directly or indirectly for a large body of statistical theory, many of these results being standard material in modern classes in statistics. It is also beginning to find an intersection with the theory of molecular genetics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Lubbers on May 3, 2010
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This book is an excellent resource in the field of genetics, a classic in the area of quantitative trait analysis. Beware, however, that it is a bit dated. The field has moved a lot in the last 10 years.
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The book is great in breadth and depth, and well-written for a genetics text. I'm sure it will be a resource of mine for a long time... unfortunately it seems to be cheaply printed and bound. I had an entire chapter fall out the first time I read it!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. X. Jansen on February 13, 2008
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This book is great when you want to understand quantitative genetics. I used it for my major thesis in dairy cattle breeding en fount it very useful. It will help you get the point in the confusing world called genetics.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Derek Gordon on July 7, 2013
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This is, I think, the most comprehensive book on the subject of Quantitative trait design and analysis I have seen. In particular, it has an excellent section on modeling multi-locus models, something incredibly important nowadays.
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