TABLE 1

Symbols used

SymbolDefinition
c The crossing-over rate per base pair per generation
c map An estimate of c obtained from a comparison of genetic and physical maps
μ The mutation rate per base pair per generation
μ div An estimate of μ, based on human-chimp divergence
N e The diploid effective population size of humans
θ The population mutation rate, 4Neμ
θ W An estimate of θ
N div An estimate of Ne from diversity and divergence
g Probability of initiation of a gene conversion event per base pair
f = g/c
L The mean length of a gene conversion tract
ρ The population crossing-over rate, 4Nec
ρ LD An estimate of ρ based on patterns of linkage disequilibrium
ρ map = 4Ndivcmap
ε The genotyping error rate