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neutral theory question

Chris Colby colby at bio.bu.edu
Sun Oct 29 12:43:25 EST 1995


Directional selection depletes nucleotide variation at the locus
under selection. How long does it take for that variation to be
replaced? Given a constant population size, what is the average time 
until equilibrium heterozygosity (H = 4Nv/[4Nv + 1]) is reached
starting from a monomorphic locus? 

Chris Colby --- email: colby at biology.bu.edu or colby at acs.bu.edu ---
"'My boy,' he said, 'you are descended from a long line of determined,
resourceful, microscopic tadpoles--champions every one.'"
 	--Kurt Vonnegut from "Galapagos"





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