The fate of mutations surfing on the wave of a range expansion.

@article{Klopfstein2006TheFO,
  title={The fate of mutations surfing on the wave of a range expansion.},
  author={Seraina Klopfstein and Mathias Currat and Laurent Excoffier},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          482-90
        }
}
Many species, including humans, have dramatically expanded their range in the past, and such range expansions had certainly an impact on their genetic diversity. For example, mutations arising in populations at the edge of a range expansion can sometimes surf on the wave of advance and thus reach a larger spatial distribution and a much higher frequency than would be expected in stationary populations. We study here this surfing phenomenon in more detail, by performing extensive computer… CONTINUE READING

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