THE COALESCENT

@inproceedings{JF1980THEC,
  title={THE COALESCENT},
  author={Cuendet J-F and Kingman},
  year={1980}
}

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The ancestral history of a population can be represented as a tree, or genealogy, in exactly the same manner a family tree or a species phylogeny represents the history of those lineages that have left representatives.