Looking Backward: Testing the Neutral Theory

  • Warren J. Ewens
Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 27)


The coalescent theory described in the previous chapter assumes selective neutrality at the gene locus or nucleotide site considered. In this chapter we shall consider the question, May we in fact reasonably assume selective neutrality at this gene locus or nucleotide site?


Unbiased Estimator Site Model Selective Sweep Neutral Theory Allele Model 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren J. Ewens
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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