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Description and power analysis of two tests for detecting recent population bottlenecks from allele frequency data.

@article{Cornuet1996DescriptionAP,
  title={Description and power analysis of two tests for detecting recent population bottlenecks from allele frequency data.},
  author={Jean-Marie Cornuet and Gordon Luikart},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1996},
  volume={144 4},
  pages={
          2001-14
        }
}
When a population experiences a reduction of its effective size, it generally develops a heterozygosity excess at selectively neutral loci, i.e., the heterozygosity computed from a sample of genes is larger than the heterozygosity expected from the number of alleles found in the sample if the population were at mutation drift equilibrium. The heterozygosity excess persists only a certain number of generations until a new equilibrium is established. Two statistical tests for detecting a… 

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