Estimated Effective Human Population Sizes for genetic nuclear systems

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Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Hawks J, Hunley K, Lee SH, Wolpoff M. Population bottlenecks and Pleistocene human evolution. Mol Biol Evol. 2000 Jan17(1):2-22.PubMed ID10666702
Primary Source List of refs in table
Method Researchers obtained ranges in table using a coalescent simulation approach (Hudson 1990).
Comments Table gives the effective population size (Ne) for various nuclear systems. Ne is the number of individuals in an ideally behaving, random- mating population that has the same magnitude of genetic drift as the actual population of interest (Wright 1938 Crow and Kimura 1970 Hartl and Clark 1997). Its calculation always assumes that the genes concerned are neutral and unlinked to genes that may be perturbed by selection (Caballero 1994).
Entered by Uri M
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