The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection

The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection, written by Ronald A. Fisher and published in 1930, is a seminal work in the field of evolutionary biology. In this book, Fisher presents his mathematical theory of evolution, which combines genetics and natural selection to explain how populations change over time. Fisher’s theory is based on the idea that genetic variation is the raw material for evolution, and that natural selection acts on this variation to produce adaptive changes in populations. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the genetics of populations, the effects of inbreeding and crossbreeding, the evolution of dominance and recessiveness, and the role of mutation in evolution. Fisher’s work has had a profound impact on the field of evolutionary biology, and his ideas continue to be influential today.

Fisher, Ronald A. 1930. The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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