TABLE 2

Comparison of mean waiting times

Population sizePredicted meanSimulated meanSimulated/predicted
Case 11,000100156.51.565
10,0001,0001,5591.559
Case 21,000400460.01.150
10,0004,0004,5521.138
Case 31,0001,0001,0471.048
10,00010,00010,4141.041
Case 41,0002,5002,4920.997
10,00025,0002,52711.011
Case 51,00010,0007,8110.781
10,000100,00077,6920.777
Drosophila1,000346.4441.11.273
10,0003,4644,3741.263
Humans20,0008,660,2586,464,9200.747
  • Mean waiting times for n = 1000 and n = 10,000 are shown with mutation rates u1 and u2 as defined by each case. The simulated mean time is compared with the predicted mean from Theorem 1 and the ratio is given in the last column. All simulations are done with 10,000 replications.