You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Inbreeding and Variance Effective Population Numbers
James F. Crow and Carter Denniston
Vol. 42, No. 3 (May, 1988), pp. 482-495
Published by: Society for the Study of Evolution
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2409033
Page Count: 14
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
In this paper, a correction and extension of earlier work, we derive expressions for the inbreeding effective number, NcI, and the variance effective number, NeV, with various models. Diploidy, random mating, and discrete generations are assumed and formulas for NeI are given for six situations: isogamous monoecious populations with self-fertilization permitted or excluded; monoecious populations, male and female gametes distinguished, with self-fertilization permitted or excluded; and separate sexes with or without male and female progeny distinguished. NeV is given for monoecious and separate-sexed populations. Most higher animals have separate sexes, and male and female progeny are distinguished. Letting the subscript t represent the generation in which the inbreeding effect is manifest, the inbreeding effective number is 1/NeI = σmm,mf + μmmμmf/4Nm,t-2μmmμmf + σfm,ff + μfmμff/4Nf,t-2μfmμff in which σsm,sf is the covariance of the number of male (m) and female (f) progeny of a parent of sex s (s = m or f), μsm and μsf are the mean numbers of sons and daughters of a parent of sex s, and Ns,t-2 is the number in the grandparental generation. For the variance effective number 1/NeV ≈ 1/4NeVm + 1/4NeVf in which 1/NeVs = 1/2(2Ns,t-1-1)[1/μsm + 1/μsf + σsm2/μsm2 + 2σsm,sf/μsmμsf + σsf2/μsf2] and σsm2 and σsf2 are the variances in the number of sons and daughters of a parent of sex s. Observations are made at the same age in each generation.
Evolution © 1988 Society for the Study of Evolution