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Is genetic diversity really higher in large populations?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Biology, ISSN 1478-5854, E-ISSN 1475-4924, Vol. 8, no 4, 41- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Analyses of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have challenged the concept that genetic diversity within populations is governed by effective population size and mutation rate. A recent study in BMC Evolutionary Biology shows that variation in the rate of mutation rather than in population size is the main explanation for variations in mtDNA diversity observed among bird species.

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2009. Vol. 8, no 4, 41- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-136629DOI: 10.1186/jbiol135PubMedID: 19435487OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-136629DiVA: diva2:377217
Available from: 2010-12-13 Created: 2010-12-13 Last updated: 2016-04-25Bibliographically approved

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