The distribution of individual heterozygosity in natural populations.

  title={The distribution of individual heterozygosity in natural populations.},
  author={Jeffry B. Mitton and Bradley A Pierce},
  volume={95 4},
Estimation of the distribution of the level of individual heterozygosity within natural populations is explored with both Monte-Carlo simulation studies and data from natural populations. Simulations indicate that heterozygosities estimated from as few as a dozen randomly chosen loci may, to some degree, reflect (r = 0.35) heterozygosity determined by 100 independent loci. The shape of the expected distribution of heterozygosity is heavily dependent upon levels of heterozygosity at the loci… CONTINUE READING
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