1. Genetic, Mathematical, and Anthropological Background

  1. John H. Relethford

Published Online: 13 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118181652.ch1

Human Population Genetics

Human Population Genetics

How to Cite

Relethford, J. H. (2012) Genetic, Mathematical, and Anthropological Background, in Human Population Genetics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118181652.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, State University of New York College at Oneonta, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Foundations of Human Biology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Matt Cartmill and
  2. Kaye Brown

Series Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470464670

Online ISBN: 9781118181652



  • Mendelian genetics and probability;
  • population genetics, and genetic variation;
  • cultural factors on mating, and genetic diversity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Scope of Population Genetics

  • Genetics Background

  • Principles of Probability

  • The Anthropological Connection

  • A Closing Thought