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Do Eve's alleles live on?

Abstract:

Consider a random sample of genes at a locus, drawn from a population evolving according to the infinitely many, neutral, alleles model. The sample will have a most recent common ancestor gene, which we shall call 'Eve'. The probability distribution, for the number of genes of oldest allelic type in a sample, is known and has a neat form. Rather less is known about the distribution for the number of genes in the sample which are of the same allelic type as Eve possessed. If the latter number ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, WTC Human Genetics, BHF Centre of Research Excellence, Biomedical Research Centre, MPLS, Statistics
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Author
Journal:
Genetical research
Volume:
60
Issue:
3
Pages:
221-234
Publication date:
1992-12-05
ISSN:
0016-6723
URN:
uuid:46be1a3e-db5b-42cd-a3cd-017c013d56e6
Source identifiers:
69359
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pubs:69359

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