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Random mating with a finite number of matings.

Authors
  • François Balloux
  • Laurent Lehmann
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2003
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

Random mating is the null model central to population genetics. One assumption behind random mating is that individuals mate an infinite number of times. This is obviously unrealistic. Here we show that when each female mates a finite number of times, the effective size of the population is substantially decreased.

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