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Introduction to Quantitative Genetics Hardcover – Import, December, 1960
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The lastest edition of this classic text continues to provide the basis for understanding the genetic principles behind quantitative differences in phenotypes and how they apply to animal and plant improvement and evolution. It extends these concepts to the segregation of genes that cause genetic variation in quantitative traits. Key techniques and methods are also covered. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Coverage of next-generation sequencing and even array-based genotyping in large panels of humans is pretty sorely lacking. Human genotype data is pushing into the millions of subjects, yet discussion of heritability and related topics in this book hasn't been modernized.
Overall a tome of titanic importance to quantitative geneticists, but needs updating both in content and in language.
Although it is "Quantitative Genetics," there isn't any statistical genetics in here, which is pretty odd. Just a passing mention of things like chi square testing of the null hypothesis would be helpful. Maybe it's because this book was first published in 1960 and the 4th edition came out in 1996.
I happen to have the 1960 edition, and parts of it are unchanged. I compared the 1960 version to the 4th edition where the new one awkwardly referred to a recessive allele as a "gene." Well, that page had not been revised since 1960! A little editorial housekeeping would go a long way.
It's hard to give 5 stars to a $115 paperback that will end up in a zip lock bag with the pages falling out. And it's pretty thick at 450 pages, so the spine will definitely crack over time if you use it very much. Although I like the content, when I opened the box it was like getting socks at Christmas.
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I would have liked it less marked up.