Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 491–500 | Cite as

Mathematical model for the study of fertility and viability in inbreeding populations

  • A. R. Bouffette
  • J. Bouffette


Granted that a single or complex gene is responsible for inbreeding depression, theoretical expressions for fertility and viability are obtained in different diploid populations: brother-sister, half-brother-sister, cousins and double-cousins. The conclusions of the study of viability variations according to the coefficient of parentage are proved by the results of experiments and lead to a new view of genetic load.


Common Ancestor Genetic Load Diploid Population Embryonic Mortality Diploid Zygote 
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© Society for Mathematical Biology 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Bouffette
    • 1
  • J. Bouffette
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de MathématiquesUniversité Claude-BernardLyon 1France

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