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Kimura, Motoo

  1. Tomoko Ohta

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005307

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How to Cite

Ohta, T. 2006. Kimura, Motoo. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

Abstract

Motoo Kimura (1924–1994) was a Japanese population geneticist who proposed the neutral theory of molecular evolution.

Keywords:

  • molecular evolution;
  • neutral theory;
  • population genetics;
  • random genetic drift;
  • stochastic process