Average heterozygosity revisited

P. W. Hedrick, E. Murray

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Abstract

The estimate of heterozygosity and proportion of polymorphic loci for 33 red blood cell loci has been updated by the elimination of some loci of questionable status and the addition of data on 33 loci. The new figures for heterozygosity and proportion of polymorphic loci, .105 and .283, respectively, are based on 60 red blood cell loci of European origin populations. These values are less than those calculated by Lewontin in 1967, and furthermore they do not appear to be reaching an asymptote. At the present time, the red blood cell data and allozyme data for European populations have similar estimates of heterozygosity and proportion of polymorphic loci.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Human Genetics
Volume30
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Hedrick, P. W., & Murray, E. (1978). Average heterozygosity revisited. American Journal of Human Genetics, 30(4), 377-382.

Average heterozygosity revisited. / Hedrick, P. W.; Murray, E.

In: American Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1978, p. 377-382.

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Hedrick, PW & Murray, E 1978, 'Average heterozygosity revisited', American Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 377-382.
Hedrick PW, Murray E. Average heterozygosity revisited. American Journal of Human Genetics. 1978;30(4):377-382.
Hedrick, P. W. ; Murray, E. / Average heterozygosity revisited. In: American Journal of Human Genetics. 1978 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 377-382.
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