TABLE 6

Variance of ln RV when one population had passed through a bottleneck

Θ = 3Θ = 6Θ = 30
No bottleneck1.561.581.97
t = 0.11.601.201.26**
t = 0.052.48***1.321.30
t = 0.015.98***2.021.48
• A total of 10,000 microsatellite loci were simulated for two populations and r was set to 0.1. t, time (in 2Ne) elapsed since the bottleneck. Significant deviations from normal distribution: **P < 0.05, tail test; ***P < 0.05, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and tail test.