Homoplasy and mutation model at microsatellite loci and their consequences for population genetics analysis.

@article{Estoup2002HomoplasyAM,
  title={Homoplasy and mutation model at microsatellite loci and their consequences for population genetics analysis.},
  author={Arnaud Estoup and Philippe Jarne and Jean-Marie Cornuet},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 9},
  pages={1591-604}
}
Homoplasy has recently attracted the attention of population geneticists, as a consequence of the popularity of highly variable stepwise mutating markers such as microsatellites. Microsatellite alleles generally refer to DNA fragments of different size (electromorphs). Electromorphs are identical in state (i.e. have identical size), but are not necessarily identical by descent due to convergent mutation(s). Homoplasy occurring at microsatellites is thus referred to as size homoplasy. Using new… CONTINUE READING
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