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Population Differentiation: Measures

  1. Stefano Mona,
  2. Giorgio Bertorelle

Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005456.pub2



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Mona, S. and Bertorelle, G. 2008. Population Differentiation: Measures. eLS. .

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  1. University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

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The genetic divergence between populations can be quantified using different measures. The crucial parameters of the population structure, divergence times and migration rates, can be estimated using polymorphism data.


  • population structure;
  • Fst;
  • genetic distance;
  • divergence time;
  • migration