Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 49, Issue 6, pp 810–813 | Cite as

The Appearance of a Different DNA Sequence May Decrease Nucleotide Diversity

  • Kenichiro  Shimatani


Nucleotide diversity may be decreased when a different DNA sequence type appears in a population. This undesirable property in a genetic diversity index is demonstrated by mathematical examples. The possibility of this phenomenon in natural populations is briefly discussed.

Key words: Nucleotide diversity — Genetic diversity 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenichiro  Shimatani
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  1. 1.Department of Forestry, 126 Natural Resources Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1222, USAUS

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