Table 1

Comparison of expected and observed values for FST

Forward simulations

m

E(FST)

O(FST)

O(ΦST)

O(F'ST)

O(D)


0.1

0.0045

0.0040

0.0049

0.0190

0.0148

0.01

0.0431

0.0440

0.0414

0.1920

0.1549

0.001

0.3104

0.3104

0.3067

0.7581

0.6492

0.0001

0.8182

0.7570

0.7667

0.9831

0.9307

0.00001

0.9783

0.8339

0.8500

0.9931

0.9580


Coalescent simulations

m

E(FST)

O(SNP FST)

O(MSAT ΦST)

O(DNA ΦST)


0.1

0.0023

0.0277

0.0287

0.0299

0.01

0.0220

0.0400

0.0420

0.0488

0.001

0.1837

0.2057

0.2003

0.2127

0.0001

0.6923

0.6950

0.7124

0.6933


Expected FST was calculated as described in the methods, observed values are the simulation means for the different estimators or marker types. For the coalescent simulations MSAT means microsatellite markers and DNA means DNA sequence haplotypes. Simulation values are shown for a single mutation rate, μ = 0.00001.

Kronholm et al. BMC Genetics 2010 11:33   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-11-33

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