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Nat Rev Genet. 2003 Dec;4(12):981-94. doi: 10.1038/nrg1226.

The power and promise of population genomics: from genotyping to genome typing.

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Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, Génomique des Populations et Biodiversit, CNRS UMR 5553, Université Joseph Fourier, B.P. 53, F-38041 Grenoble, Cedex 9, France.


Population genomics has the potential to improve studies of evolutionary genetics, molecular ecology and conservation biology, by facilitating the identification of adaptive molecular variation and by improving the estimation of important parameters such as population size, migration rates and phylogenetic relationships. There has been much excitement in the recent literature about the identification of adaptive molecular variation using the population-genomic approach. However, the most useful contribution of the genomics model to population genetics will be improving inferences about population demography and evolutionary history.

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