Population Genetics: Historical Aspects


Understanding the extent of genetic variation among individuals within as well as across populations is the main objective of population genetic studies. The principles of population genetics have had a major role in studying evolutionary changes of genetic variation and in developing methods for gene discovery using genetic markers to evaluate disease risk in individuals.

Keywords: genetic variation; molecular evolution; polymorphism; gene mapping; human identification


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Chakraborty, Ranajit(Jul 2006) Population Genetics: Historical Aspects. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005439]