11. Natural Selection

  1. Alan R. Templeton

Published Online: 6 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470047356.ch11

Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory

Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory

How to Cite

Templeton, A. R. (2006) Natural Selection, in Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470047356.ch11

Author Information

  1. Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471409519

Online ISBN: 9780470047354



  • natural selection and adaptation;
  • sickle cell anemia and natural selection;
  • adaptation as polygenic process


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fundamental Equation of Natural Selection: Measured Genotypes

  • Sickle Cell Anemia as Example of Natural Selection

  • Adaptation as Polygenic Process

  • Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection: Unmeasured Genotypes

  • Some Implications of Fundamental Equations of Natural Selection