A NEW METHOD FOR THE COMPARISON OF POPULATIONS THAT CONTAIN HYBRIDS*

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  • *

    The substance of this paper was accepted by the University of London in a thesis for the Ph.D.

  • The Nature Conservancy, 19 Belgrave Square, London, S.W.I.

Summary

Orthodox statistical methods frequently cannot be employed in the analysis of data obtained from natural populations that contain hybrids. The method outlined, which is based upon Anderson's technique of Hybrid Indices, eliminates some of the subjective element that is inherent in that technique and facilitates the comparison and summary description of complex populations that contain hybrids. The variation of these two statistics in various types of population is illustrated and the value and limitations of the method discussed.

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