Heterogeneity in effective population size and its implications in conservation genetics and animal breeding

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Effective population size (N e ) is defined as the size of an idealized population undergoing the same rate of genetic drift as the population under study. It is a central concept in population genetics and used extensively in the design and monitoring of conservation and breeding programs. It is most often assumed that genetic drift effects are homogeneous… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12686-015-0508-5

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