Levels of multiallelic overdominance fitness, heterozygote excess and heterozygote deficiency.

  • Sara Karlin
  • Published 1990 in Theoretical population biology


Concepts and results on selection balance in multiallelic systems are described. These include a multidimensional concept of heterozygote excess and heterozygote deficiency, a hierarchy of means of assessment of heterozygote advantage, comparisons and contrasts of allelic versus gametic polymorphic states, and conditions defining stable equilibria of… (More)