Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 77, Issue 3, pp 332–336

A model of kin-migration in plants

  • D. A. Levin
  • A. G. Fix

DOI: 10.1007/BF00305824

Cite this article as:
Levin, D.A. & Fix, A.G. Theoret. Appl. Genetics (1989) 77: 332. doi:10.1007/BF00305824


Migrants between plant populations may represent a random sample of the donor population or may be related, being identical in the extreme. There is considerable potential for kin-structured migration in many plant species through the co-dispersal of seeds from single individuals. Through simulation experiments we have shown that the greater the level of relatedness of migrants, the less a given level of migration counterbalances the effect of genetic drift among populations.

Key words

Kinship Migration Genetic Drift Population structure 

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Levin
    • 1
  • A. G. Fix
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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