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The theory of speciation via the founder principle.

@article{Templeton1980TheTO,
  title={The theory of speciation via the founder principle.},
  author={Alan R. Templeton},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1980},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={
          1011-38
        }
}
The founder principle has been used to explain many instances of rapid speciation. Advances from theoretical population genetics are incorporated into MAYR's original founder-effect genetic-revolution model to yield a newer model called the genetic transilience. The basic theoretical edifice lies upon the fact that founder event can sometimes lead to an accumulation of inbreeding and an induction of gametic disequilibrium. This, in turn, causes alleles to be selected more for their homozygous… 

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