All posts tagged with genetic drift

Vestigial traits under the microscope

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Australian paleoanthropologist Darren Curnoe has been blogging at The Conversation, with some interesting posts. This week, he has written on the topic of ve...

Founder effect

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A founder effect is caused by genetic drift in a small number of initial founders of a new population.

Founder effect

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A founder effect is caused by genetic drift in a small number of initial founders of a new population.

Genetic drift

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If everyone in a population lived a long life, mated, and reproduced absolutely equally (two offspring per person), then the population size would never chan...

Genetic drift

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If everyone in a population lived a long life, mated, and reproduced absolutely equally (two offspring per person), then the population size would never chan...

Selection versus drift in Neandertal evolution

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My graduate student Marc Kissel and I are putting on a poster today at the AAPA meetings. Marc has prepared a nice PDF of the poster and we’re putting it her...

The Finnish line

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A new paper by Jukka Palo and colleagues investigates the population history of Finland:

Mailbag: Statistics and future evolution

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I was trying to find out more about recent research predicting a relative convergence of racial features in future generations (but I don't know anything abo...

More on the X variation conundrum

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Last winter I noted the contradiction between two papers that each attempted to explain variation on the X chromosome compared to the autosomes. They had com...

Plumbing for bottlenecks

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My series on mutual information and tests of selection (which began with "Information theory: a short introduction") is at a branching point. One of the crit...

When genetic drift reduces entropy

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This is the third in a series on information theory and tests for recent selection. The first post, “Information theory: a short ...

mtDNA selection in Iceland?

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Leave it to me to have readers unwilling to ignore selection in recent populations! Here’s an e-mail:

Quote: Selection, stochasticity

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Reading through P. A. P. Moran’s book, The Statistical Processes of Evolutionary Theory, I found this passage (p. 12):

Surfing and recent selection

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Genetic Future and Gene Expression have commented today on the relative roles of selection and demography in shaping the genetic differences between populati...

Genetic differentiation within Europe

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Larry Moran tells an interesting personal story about long-distance gene flow among Roman-era elites in Europe (What does Marcus Antonius tell us about evolu...

Some genetic drift graphs with Mathematica

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The first thing to come up in my lectures is genetic drift. Pretty much everyone who lectures about drift needs a figure showing the results of simple Monte ...

Sewall Wright and migration

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DavidB at Gene Expression continues his wonderful series on Sewall Wright with a detailed post on the population genetics of migration.

The (non-)neutral Neandertals

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OK, I'm clearly going to have to cut out the beer if I'm going to do anything about stories like this one:

The (non-)neutral Neandertals

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OK, I'm clearly going to have to cut out the beer if I'm going to do anything about stories like this one:

Sewall Wright and the factors of evolution

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Last year around this time, I noted that I happened to be reading Sewall Wright during a TV episode that mentioned Sewall Wright. It's not so unusual for me...

Sewall Wright and the factors of evolution

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Last year around this time, I noted that I happened to be reading Sewall Wright during a TV episode that mentioned Sewall Wright. It's not so unusual for me...

The "dark matter" of modern human origins

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I'm just looking through the January/February 2008 Evolutionary Anthropology, which is all about modern human origins in Africa. The special issue resulted ...

The "dark matter" of modern human origins

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I'm just looking through the January/February 2008 Evolutionary Anthropology, which is all about modern human origins in Africa. The special issue resulted ...

"The catechism about genetic drift"

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Razib has been working over genetic drift real good (concerning effective population size and population history, and founder effects). It deserves it.

"The catechism about genetic drift"

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Razib has been working over genetic drift real good (concerning effective population size and population history, and founder effects). It deserves it.

Drifting away from selection

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Following up on yesterday's post on annoying misconceptions, I noticed Razib had posted his own candidate:

Drifting away from selection

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Following up on yesterday's post on annoying misconceptions, I noticed Razib had posted his own candidate:

Selection and drift in early Homo

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Ackermann and Cheverud (2004) consider the pattern of selection necessary to change a nonrobust australopithecine cranium (i.e. Sts 5) into a robust austral...

Selection and drift in early Homo

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Ackermann and Cheverud (2004) consider the pattern of selection necessary to change a nonrobust australopithecine cranium (i.e. Sts 5) into a robust austral...