Estimating gene flow in island populations.

  title={Estimating gene flow in island populations.},
  author={B H Rannala and J. A. Hartigan},
  journal={Genetical research},
  volume={67 2},
A new method is presented for estimating the rate of gene flow into island populations using the distribution of alleles in samples from a number of islands. The pseudo maximum likelihood estimator (PMLE) that we derive may be applied to species with either discrete or continuous generation times. For Wright's discrete-generation island model, the method… CONTINUE READING