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Does heterozygosity estimate inbreeding in real populations?

Abstract:

Many recent studies report that individual heterozygosity at a handful of apparently neutral microsatellite markers is correlated with key components of fitness, with most studies invoking inbreeding depression as the likely underlying mechanism. The implicit assumption is that an individual's inbreeding coefficient can be estimated reliably using only 10 or so markers, but the validity of this assumption is unclear. Consequently, we have used individual-based simulations to examine the condi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Molecular ecology
Volume:
13
Issue:
10
Pages:
3021-3031
Publication date:
2004-10-01
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EISSN:
1365-294X
ISSN:
0962-1083
Source identifiers:
383128
Language:
English
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pubs:383128
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uuid:3a984dc2-40fa-43bf-8066-aac0cf7a0fc6
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pubs:383128
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2013-11-16

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