Neutrality and Selection in Molecular Evolution: Statistical Tests
Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Fu, Y.-X. 2001. Neutrality and Selection in Molecular Evolution: Statistical Tests. eLS.
- Published Online: 25 APR 2001
Whether a locus evolves neutrally or under the influence of natural selection is of great interest in molecular evolutionary study. Statistical tests can be used to test if the observed polymorphisms in a DNA sample are consistent with the prediction of neutral evolution.
- neutrality test;
- natural selection;
- coalescent theory;
- DNA polymorphism