Search for dissertations about: "Biology with specialization in Population Biology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 60 swedish dissertations containing the words Biology with specialization in Population Biology.

  1. 1. Population genetic history and patterns of admixture Examples from northeastern and southern Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Nina Hollfelder; Uppsala universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; population structure; genetic admixture; genomic variation; Africa; population genomics; lactase persistence; sex-biased admixture; human evolutionary genetics; Biology with specialization in Evolutionary Organismal Biology; Biologi med inriktning mot evolutionär organismbiologi;

    Abstract : The origin of humans lies in Africa, as has been shown by archaeology, paleontology and genetics. Here, we can find the largest genetic diversity and the deepest split among human populations. African genetic diversity has been shaped by a long and complex history. READ MORE

  2. 2. Population Genetic Methods and Applications to Human Genomes

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Lucie Gattepaille; Uppsala universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Population genetics; Human evolution; Genetic diversity; Genetic differentiation; Adaptation; Population structure; Effective population size; Biology with specialization in Evolutionary Genetics; Biologi med inriktning mot evolutionär genetik;

    Abstract : Population Genetics has led to countless numbers of fruitful studies of evolution, due to its abilities for prediction and description of the most important evolutionary processes such as mutation, genetic drift and selection. The field is still growing today, with new methods and models being developed to answer questions of evolutionary relevance and to lift the veil on the past of all life forms. READ MORE

  3. 3. Aposematism, Crypsis and Population Differentiation in the Strawberry Poison Frog

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Andreas Rudh; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; co-evolution; population divergence; natural selection; sexual selection; warning colouration; Oophaga pumilio; Dendrobates pumilio; aggression; explorative behaviour; colour patterns; Biologi med inriktning mot zooekologi; Biology with specialization in Animal Ecology;

    Abstract : Evolutionary transitions between the two major predator avoidance strategies aposematism and crypsis are expected to be associated with changes in many important traits of animals. However, empirical studies on populations experiencing ongoing or recent transitions between these strategies are rare. READ MORE

  4. 4. Surviving the ratchet Modelling deleterious mutations in asexual populations

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Jonas Söderberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Theoretical biology; Population genetics; Stochastic modelling; Genome evolution; Muller s Ratchet; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Cell and molecular biology Genetics; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Cell- och molekylärbiologi Genetik; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi; Biologi med inriktning mot molekylär evolution; Biology with specialization in Molecular Evolution;

    Abstract : One of the most unforgiving processes in nature is that of Muller's ratchet, a seemingly irreversible accumulation of deleterious mutations that all organisms have to deal with or face extinction. The most obvious way to avoid fitness collapse is recombination, though asexual populations usually do not have the luxury of recombining freely. READ MORE

  5. 5. European Black Grouse MHC Genetic Diversity and Population Structure

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Tanja Strand; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Major Histocompatibility Complex; BLB; balancing selection; concerted evolution; bottleneck; fragmentation; 3 UTR; Biologi med inriktning mot populationsbiologi; Biology with specialization in Population Biology;

    Abstract : Black grouse Tetrao tetrix is a bird species composed of large, continuous as well as severely reduced and fragmented populations, making it an optimal species to investigate how genetic diversity is affected by habitat fragmentation. I have focused on genetic diversity in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) to measure the ability of the black grouse to respond to environmental changes. READ MORE