Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
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O'Neil, D. H. 2006. Nonrandom Mating. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
Nonrandom mating occurs when there is discrimination between potential mates and selection or rejection of them based on their phenotypical characteristics. This deviation from random mating results in predictable changes in genotype frequencies in subsequent generations.
- nonrandom mating;
- positive assortative mating;
- negative assortative mating;
- consanguineous mating