The distribution of lethal allelism in finite populations

J. M. Malpica*, D. A. Briscoe

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It is shown that, under certain conditions, the distribution of lethal allelism in equilibrium populations is independent of the fitness of heterozygotes. For these conditions, an expression for the over-generation variance of allelism is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-317
Number of pages4
JournalTheoretical Population Biology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1975


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