Likelihoods from summary statistics: recent divergence between species.

  title={Likelihoods from summary statistics: recent divergence between species.},
  author={Scotland C. Leman and Yuguo Chen and Jason E. Stajich and Mohamed A F Noor and Marcy K. Uyenoyama},
  volume={171 3},
We describe an importance-sampling method for approximating likelihoods of population parameters based on multiple summary statistics. In this first application, we address the demographic history of closely related members of the Drosophila pseudoobscura group. We base the maximum-likelihood estimation of the time since speciation and the effective population sizes of the extant and ancestral populations on the pattern of nucleotide variation at DPS2002, a noncoding region tightly linked to a… CONTINUE READING