Estimation of pairwise relatedness with molecular markers.

@article{Lynch1999EstimationOP,
  title={Estimation of pairwise relatedness with molecular markers.},
  author={Michael Lynch and Kermit Ritland},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={152 4},
  pages={1753-66}
}
Applications of quantitative genetics and conservation genetics often require measures of pairwise relationships between individuals, which, in the absence of known pedigree structure, can be estimated only by use of molecular markers. Here we introduce methods for the joint estimation of the two-gene and four-gene coefficients of relationship from data on codominant molecular markers in randomly mating populations. In a comparison with other published estimators of pairwise relatedness, we… CONTINUE READING
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