The SMC' is a highly accurate approximation to the ancestral recombination graph.

Abstract

Two sequentially Markov coalescent models (SMC and SMC') are available as tractable approximations to the ancestral recombination graph (ARG). We present a Markov process describing coalescence at two fixed points along a pair of sequences evolving under the SMC'. Using our Markov process, we derive a number of new quantities related to the pairwise SMC… (More)
DOI: 10.1534/genetics.114.173898

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