Directional positive selection on an allele of arbitrary dominance

Kosuke M. Teshima, Molly Przeworski

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Most models of positive directional selection assume codominance of the beneficial allele. We examine the importance of this assumption by implementing a coalescent model of positive directional selection with arbitrary dominance. We find that, for a given mean fixation time, a beneficial allele has a much weaker effect on diversity at linked neutral sites when the allele is recessive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-718
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics


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