Precision of marker heterozygosity estimates

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  • Dr. Yin Y. Shugart

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    1. Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University, New York, New York
    • Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, Unit 58, New York, NY 10032

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Abstract

Sample sizes may greatly affect the accuracy of estimates of marker heterozygosities. Therefore, indicating the precision of these estimates is strongly recommended. A computer program HETMAX was written and used to obtain unbiased estimates of heterozygosity, their standard errors and unit support intervals, based on a subset of GAW9 data. The accuracy of the estimates and the associated sample sizes are presented. © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Sample sizes may greatly affect the accuracy of estimates of marker heterozygosities. Therefore, indicating the precision of these estimates is strongly recommended. A computer program HETMAX was written and used to obtain unbiased estimates of heterozygosity, their standard errors and unit support intervals, based on a subset of GAW9 data. The accuracy of the estimates and the associated sample sizes are presented. © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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