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dc.contributor.author Messan, Komi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-26T14:40:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-26T14:40:31Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/13524
dc.description.abstract One of the important problems in population genetics is how long it takes for a gene to go to fixation (become established). A mutant gene in a given population will eventually be lost or established. The particular interest of this research is to know the mean time for a mutant gene to become fixed in a population, and we will exclude the case when this gene is lost. A diploid population of N individuals will be considered with a forward and backward mutation of u and v respectively per basis. Using a set of nonlinear equations, we will first calculate the genotype frequencies which will allow us to find the equilibrium points for the infinite population. With the diffusion theory, we will approximate the time to fixation for finite populations. We will then proceed with a numerical approximation using C++ to see a close result for the problem. en
dc.description.sponsorship NSF en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Indiana University Department of Mathematics en
dc.title Average time until fixation of a mutant allele in a given population en
dc.type Preprint en


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