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Models for Genetics

Wolfgang Balzer and Chris M. Dawe

Contents: The unity of genetics: phenomena, techniques, models - A model for genetics: a general formal model from which all others are obtained by specialization - Genetic kinematics: the mechanisms of DNA, RNA and their formal treatment in the model - Transmission genetics: formal models for population genetics, including genetic maps - Molecular genetics: the basic model - Stochastic models: definition and how to build them in into the general models, models for pedigrees - Diversity: comparison of population models and molecular models, discussion of 'reduction' - Conclusion and perspectives.