Analyzing the genetic structure of populations: Wahlund effect

Today we'll finish off anything on inbreeding that we didn't finish on Tuesday, and we'll get started on our survey of genetic structure in populations. We're going to spend a reasonable amount of time on this because the principles involved are really important and because assessing genetic structure is one of the things genetic data are used for most frequently. Even if you never do it yourself, it's really important that you understand the principles. You'll be reading a lot of papers where the ideas we cover here are a central part of the work that is desscribed

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Analyzing the genetic structure of populations: Wahlund effect

Associated readings

Holsinger, K.E., and B.S. Weir. 2009. Genetics in geographically structured populations: defining, estimating, and interpreting FST Nature Reviews Genetics 10:639-650 link

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