TABLE 1

Time for a click of the ratchet for a hypothetical neo-Y chromosome

uhsn0Timen0hs
0.030.00512392 × 1046
0.040.0051686970.84
0.040.00833691 × 10927
0.040.0191583 × 102592
0.050.0133694 × 101034
0.060.0112392 × 10512
0.070.014564 × 1035
0.070.01547027 × 101971
0.080.01524141 × 101136
0.090.01512395 × 10619
0.10.0156363 × 10410
0.10.0233699 × 101867
0.130.027525 × 10515
  • Average time for a click of the ratchet (in generations), predicted by the proposed approximation, for a population of 500,000 neo-Y chromosomes with various mutation rates and selection coefficients.