TABLE 3

Estimates of mutation and recombination rates in 115 X-linked loci in Zimbabwe and the Netherlands

PopulationParameterMAPMean0.0250.975
Zimbabweθ0.00960.00960.00910.0103
ρ0.0980.09940.08320.1170
ρ/θ10.20510.3228.45012.369
The Netherlandsθ0.00330.00330.00290.0037
ρ0.00320.00390.00190.0070
ρ/θ0.9551.1880.05322.222
  • Estimates were obtained using an approximate Bayesian method (Haddrill et al. 2005b). The quantity ρ/θ is a ratio, and the ratio of means and the mean of the ratios were very similar. Values of θ and ρ are per site.