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Population History and Linkage Disequilibrium

  1. Sebastian Zöllner

Published Online: 30 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005428.pub2

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How to Cite

Zöllner, S. 2008. Population History and Linkage Disequilibrium. eLS. .

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  1. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2008

Abstract

Population history and demographic structure influence the evolution of linkage disequilibrium between loci. Besides recombination and mutation, processes like selection, genetic drift, bottlenecks, admixture, population substructure and population expansion fundamentally influence the association of linked loci.

Keywords:

  • association;
  • bottleneck;
  • constant population;
  • population expansion;
  • selection;
  • population substructure