Counting Alleles with Rarefaction: Private Alleles and Hierarchical Sampling Designs

@article{Kalinowski2004CountingAW,
  title={Counting Alleles with Rarefaction: Private Alleles and Hierarchical Sampling Designs},
  author={Steven T. Kalinowski},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={539-543}
}
The number of alleles (allelic richness) in a population is a fundamental measure of genetic variation, and a useful statistic for identifying populations for conservation. Estimating allelic richness is complicated by the effects of sample size: large samples are expected to have more alleles. Rarefaction solves this problem. This communication extends the rarefaction procedure to count private alleles and to accommodate hierarchical sampling designs. 
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