Book Chapter

Genetics and variation in survival

Pletcher, S. D.
In: Atlas, R. (Ed.): Encyclopedia of life sciences
London, Macmillan (2001)


An understanding of the genetic basis of variation in survival and reproduction requires integration of ideas from several different scientific fields including: population genetics, mathematical demography, life-history biology and quantitative genetics. (MACMILLAN)
Keywords: demography
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