Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 41, Issue 10, pp 1168–1175 | Cite as

Relationship between the Reproductive Capability of a Subdivided Population and Its Genetic Structure: Computer Simulation, the Simplest Multilocus Model

  • F. F. Moskaleichik
Mathematical Models and Methods


An original computer model, simulating joint genetic and demographic dynamics of subdivided populations, is proposed. The model accounts for the reverse effect of the genetic structure on the reproductive capability of a population, which is based on a postulated limited set of biallelic loci, controlling variation in an adaptive quantitative trait. The model allows to simulate spreading of the population, originating from a single small colony, resulting in establishment of involves genetic and demographic equilibrium (a normal population-genetic process) and reorganization of the genetic structure of the subdivided population under anthropogenic pressure, associated with a decrease in its reproductive capability (an adverse population-genetic process).


Computer Simulation Computer Model Genetic Structure Quantitative Trait Reverse Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. F. Moskaleichik
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  1. 1.Vavilov Institute of General GeneticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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