The fixation time of a strongly beneficial allele in a structured population

  title={The fixation time of a strongly beneficial allele in a structured population},
  author={Andreas Greven and Peter Pfaffelhuber and Cornelia Pokalyuk and A. Wakolbinger},
  journal={arXiv: Probability},
For a beneficial allele which enters a large unstructured population and eventually goes to fixation, it is known that the time to fixation is approximately $2\log(\alpha)/\alpha$ for a large selection coefficient $\alpha$. For a population that is distributed over finitely many colonies, with migration between these colonies, we detect various regimes of the migration rate $\mu$ for which the fixation times have different asymptotics as $\alpha \to \infty$. If $\mu$ is of order $\alpha$, the… 

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