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On the probability of fixation of mutant genes in a population

On the probability of fixation of mutant genes in a population

Genetics 47: 713-719

ISSN/ISBN: 0016-6731

PMID: 14456043

The probability of ultimate fixation of a gene in a popula-tion is treated as a continuous stochastic process and the solution is given as a function of the initial gene frequency (p) and the mean (M[delta]x) and variance (V[delta]x) of the gene frequency change ([delta]x) per generation. The formula is given by [image] The formula is shown to include previous results as special cases and is applied to solve problems where there is random fluctuation in selection intensity.

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