Strong gender differences in reproductive success variance, and the times to the most recent common ancestors.

  title={Strong gender differences in reproductive success variance, and the times to the most recent common ancestors.},
  author={Maroussia Favre and D. Sornette},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  • Maroussia Favre, D. Sornette
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine, Physics
  • Journal of theoretical biology
  • The Time to the Most Recent Common Ancestor (TMRCA) based on human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is estimated to be twice that based on the non-recombining part of the Y chromosome (NRY). These TMRCAs have special demographic implications because mtDNA is transmitted only from mother to child, while NRY is passed along from father to son. Therefore, the former locus reflects female history, and the latter, male history. To investigate what caused the two-to-one female-male TMRCA ratio r(F/M)=T(F)/T… CONTINUE READING
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