PT - JOURNAL ARTICLE
AU - Reynolds, John
AU - Weir, B. S.
AU - Cockerham, C. Clark
TI - ESTIMATION OF THE COANCESTRY COEFFICIENT: BASIS FOR A SHORT-TERM GENETIC DISTANCE
DP - 1983 Nov 01
TA - Genetics
PG - 767--779
VI - 105
IP - 3
4099 - http://www.genetics.org/content/105/3/767.short
4100 - http://www.genetics.org/content/105/3/767.full
SO - Genetics1983 Nov 01; 105
AB - A distance measure for populations diverging by drift only is based on the coancestry coefficient θ, and three estimators of the distance D = -ln(1 - θ) are constructed for multiallelic, multilocus data. Simulations of a monoecious population mating at random showed that a weighted ratio of single-locus estimators performed better than an unweighted average or a least squares estimator. Jackknifing over loci provided satisfactory variance estimates of distance values. In the drift situation, in which mutation is excluded, the weighted estimator of D appears to be a better measure of distance than others that have appeared in the literature.