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[Maize] Class notes on Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics

Bruce Walsh jbwalsh at u.arizona.edu
Wed Jun 28 14:52:58 EST 2006

I've just posted roughly 350 pages of class notes for a short
course in Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics that I just gave in
Denmark.  The content is very current, ranging from using molecular
markers to detect selection, quantitative genetics of microarrays, and
the geometric constraints in multivariate trait response.

The course URL is

See the pdf table of contents for a full breakdown. 
The list of lectures (each 3+ hours) are: 

Basic Statistical Machinery
Linear Algebra and Linear Models
Basic Concepts in Mendelian, Population and Quantitative Genetics
Resemblance Between Relatives
Basic Designs for Estimation of Genetic Parameters
Inbreeding and Crossbreeding
Genetic Drift
Tests for Molecular Signatures of Selection
Short-term Selection  Response
Analysis of Short-term Selection Experiments
Long-Term Response and Selection Limits
Individual Fitness and Measures of Univariate Selection
Genetic Correlations and Multivariate Selection Response
Measuring Multivariate Selection
Phenotypic Evolution Models
Major Genes, Polygenes, and QTLs
QTL Mapping
Quantitative Analysis of Regulatory Variation


Bruce Walsh
University of Arizona

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