Basic Concepts and Notation. Genetic Structure of Populations and of Individuals

  • Albert Jacquard
Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 5)


When the members of the pairs of chromosomes separate from one another during meiosis, the distribution of paternal and maternal chromosomes to the reproductive cells that are formed takes place “at random”. Out of tens of millions of spermatozoa emitted, which one succeeds in fertilising the egg is the result of “chance”.


Genetic Structure Sexual Reproduction Probability Structure Homozygous Genotype Will Emit 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Jacquard
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  1. 1.Institut National d’Etudes DémographiquesParisFrance

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