Human Population Genetics: Drift and Migration
Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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Chakraborty, R. 2008. Human Population Genetics: Drift and Migration. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
Genetic drift is the effect of changes in genetic composition of a finite population, due to random replacement of alleles from one generation to the next. Migration effect specifies alterations caused by exchange of genes between populations.
- random genetic drift;
- gene flow;
- fixation index;
- effective population size;
- gene diversity;
- founder effect;
- human genome diversity