Population bottlenecks and nonequilibrium models in population genetics. I. Allele numbers when populations evolve from zero variability.

@article{Maruyama1984PopulationBA,
  title={Population bottlenecks and nonequilibrium models in population genetics. I. Allele numbers when populations evolve from zero variability.},
  author={Takeo Maruyama and Paul A. Fuerst},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1984},
  volume={108 3},
  pages={745-63}
}
A simple numerical method was developed for the mean number and average age of alleles in a population that was initiated with no genetic variation following a sudden population expansion. The methods are used to examine the question of whether allele numbers are elevated compared with values seen in equilibrium populations having equivalent gene diversity. Excess allele numbers in expanding populations were found to be the rule. This was true whether the population began with zero variation or… CONTINUE READING

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