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Measuring Genetic Diversity in Human Populations

What is the relationship between founder effects and genetic drift?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The relation between founder effects and genetic drift.

Introduction: The concept of founder effect was initially given by Ernst Mayr in the year 1942. The concept of genetic drift is explained with the help of mathematical models.

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The founder effect can be explained as the formation of a new small population that emerges out of a larger population. The group of individuals that form the new population are its founders. The founder effect results in a shift in the frequency of allele due to the establishment of a new population.

Genetic drift can be explained as the variation developed in the allele frequency as a result of disappearance of specific genes...

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