Neutral Complications

  • Rick Durrett
Part of the Probability and its Applications book series (PIA)

Abstract

In some cases, such as the human population, it is clear that the population size has not stayed constant in time. This motivates the consideration of a version of the Wright-Fisher model in which the number of diploid individuals in generation t is N(t), but the rest of the details of the model stay the same. That is, in the case of no mutation, generation t is built up by choosing with replacement from generation t − 1. Reversing time leads as before to a coalescent.

Keywords

Effective Population Size Population Subdivision Island Model Distinct Individual Constant Population Size 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick Durrett
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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