fixation of deleterious alleles?

Chris Colby colby at
Thu Apr 11 12:40:20 EST 1996

The probability of fixation of a neutral allele is 1/2N (for diploids)
and (approx.) 2s for slightly beneficial alleles. Does anyone know the
probability of fixation for a deleterious allele?

Chris Colby --- email: colby at or colby at ---
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