Phenotypes and Genotypes: The Search for Influential Genes (Computational Biology)

Florian Frommlet, Malgorzata Bogdan, David Ramsey

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2016-02-24
  • 售價: $5,420
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$5,149
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 222
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 144715309X
  • ISBN-13: 9781447153092
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This timely text presents a comprehensive guide to genetic association, a new and rapidly expanding field that aims to elucidate how our genetic code (genotypes) influences the traits we possess (phenotypes). The book provides a detailed review of methods of gene mapping used in association with experimental crosses, as well as genome-wide association studies. Emphasis is placed on model selection procedures for analyzing data from large-scale genome scans based on specifically designed modifications of the Bayesian information criterion. Features: presents a thorough introduction to the theoretical background to studies of genetic association (both genetic and statistical); reviews the latest advances in the field; illustrates the properties of methods for mapping quantitative trait loci using computer simulations and the analysis of real data; discusses open challenges; includes an extensive statistical appendix as a reference for those who are not totally familiar with the fundamentals of statistics.