Gene conversion: a hitherto overlooked parameter in population genetics.

@article{Gutz1976GeneCA,
  title={Gene conversion: a hitherto overlooked parameter in population genetics.},
  author={Herbert Gutz and James F. Leslie},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1976},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={861-6}
}
Gene conversion causes deviations from the 2:2 segregation of allele pairs in meiosis. Thus, gene conversion is a potential cause for changes of allele frequencies in populations. Equations are derived for the effects of conversion in a large random-mating population. The influence of gene conversion on allele frequencies is compared with that of… CONTINUE READING