Migration and genetic drift in human populations

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Rogers, Alan R.
Other Author Harpending, Henry C.
Title Migration and genetic drift in human populations
Date 1986
Description In humans and many other species, mortality is concentrated early in the life cycle, and is low during the ages of dispersal and reproduction. Yet precisely the opposite is assumed by classical population-genetics models of migration and genetic drift. We introduce a model in which population regulation occurs before migration. In contrast to the conventional model, our model implies that geographic variation in the allele frequencies of newborns should exceed that of adults. Thus, it is important to distinguish genetic variation of adults from that of newborns in species with human-like life cycles.
Type Text
Publisher Society for the Study of Evolution
Volume 40
Issue 6
First Page 1312
Last Page 1327
Subject Frequencies; Variance; Dynamics
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Rogers, A. R., & Harpending, H. C. (1986). Migration and genetic drift in human populations. Evolution, 40(6), 1312-27.
Rights Management (c) Society for the Study of Evolution
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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