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By Yuri Petrovich Altukhov

Yuri P. Altukhov's special treatise relies on numerous a long time of analysis on usual groups, modelling them in experiments and with desktop research. crucial good points of species inhabitants constitution in addition to elements and prerequisites of genetic balance of populations are published. Elucidating rules of stabilization of gene swimming pools of agricultural animals and vegetation, the writer discusses a method of conservation and sustainable administration of common gene pool assets. He considers the specifity of genetic approaches in sleek human populations, and offers a brand new view on genetic mechanisms of speciation. New facts is given for the adaptive worth of molecular polymorphism in populations. The speculation of optimum genetic range of populations because the most vital in their reliable copy in generations, and the rules of rational interplay of human with nature are handled intimately.

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C Sharp changes in the adaptive landscape: peaks are transformed into valleys, and vice versa. The result of the genetic process is determined exclusively by selection intensity and environmental rates of change. A population having a small adaptive peak prior to these shifts, and lacking an adequate reserve of genetic plasticity (variability), may remain in a valley and become extinct (4Nu and 4Ns are large). d The consequences of drastic curtailment of numbers and close inbreeding. A population falls from the adaptive peak, and as a result of drift its genetic pool undergoes random fluctuations leading, however, eventually to inbreeding and, as a rule, to degeneration (4Nu and 4Ns are very small).

Wright (1943a) and Malécot (1955, 1967) employed mathematical methods to investigate a population in which the intensity of exchange among the subpopulations depends on distance. 3 Isolation by Distance This model postulates a population spread evenly over a large territory substantially exceeding the radius of an individual’s reproductive activity. The special features of local differentiation in such a system depend upon the effective size or the “neighborhood” NN from which parents arise at random, as well as upon the dimensions of the area.

5; a U-shaped distribution, reflecting allelic fixation in many populations, is observed only when m = 1/ 4N, that is, when a population receives no more than one migrant in every four generations 38 1 The Theoretical Principles of Population Genetics Kimura (1953; see also Kimura and Weiss 1964) has proposed another model, called the “stepping-stone model”, representing a situation intermediate between Wright’s island model and that devised by Wright and Malecot for evenly distributed populations.

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