Über den Autor
Rick Durrett received his Ph.D. in operations research from Stanford University in 1976. He taught in the UCLA mathematics department before coming to Cornell in 1985. He is the author of six books and 125 research papers, and is the academic father of more than 30 Ph.D. students. His current interests are the use of probability models in genetics and ecology, and decreasing the mean and variance of his golf.
Basic models - Estimation and hypothesis testing - Recombination - Population complications - Stepping stone model - Natural selection - Diffusion process - Multidimensional diffusions - Genome rearrangement.
"What underlying forces are responsible for the observed patterns of variability, given a collection of DNA sequences?" In approaching this question a number of probability models are introduced and anyalyzed.Throughout the book, the theory is developed in close connection with data from more than 60 experimental studies that illustrate the use of these results.
Many researchers in statistics, biology, mathematics, and computer science are working in the area of genetics. This book presents mathematical techniques for understanding sequence evolution. This book is written for mathematicians and for biologists alike. It assumes no previous knowledge of concepts from biology and only a basic knowledge of probability.