TABLE 1

Combinations of numbers of loci, numbers of alleles at each locus, and sample size used

SSALNo. lociNo. alleles per locusSample size
80010520
4000105100
160010920
8000109100
160020520
400025920
  • The sample size is the number of chromosomes taken at each of six time points. The composite parameter SSAL = (sample size) × (no. of alleles per locus - 1) × (no. of loci). This set of combinations was used for populations that grew from NA = 20 to N0 = 200 and contracted from NA = 200 to N0 = 20. Further details are in the text.