Table 3

Improving probability of detecting historic admixture

Genetic Parameters

Experimental Design


• Large Migrant Population

• Identify informative migrant alleles

• Small Native Population

• Test large number of loci

• Low mutation rate at loci of interest

• Large sample size for each population

• Fewer generations since admixture event

• Establish methods for detecting rare alleles

• Collaborative approach (Archeology, Anthropology, Linguistics)


Stacey et al. BMC Genetics 2008 9:66   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-9-66

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