How are deleterious mutations purged? Drift versus nonrandom mating.

  title={How are deleterious mutations purged? Drift versus nonrandom mating.},
  author={Sylvain Gl{\'e}min},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={57 12},
  • Sylvain Glémin
  • Published 2003 in
    Evolution; international journal of organic…
Accumulation of deleterious mutations has important consequences for the evolution of mating systems and the persistence of small populations. It is well established that consanguineous mating can purge a part of the mutation load and that lethal mutations can also be purged in small populations. However, the efficiency of purging in natural populations, due to either consanguineous mating or to reduced population size, has been questioned. Consequences of consanguineous mating systems and… CONTINUE READING
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