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Genetics and Genomics Glossary

The following glossary was obtained with permission from the following resource: Allendorf, F.W., and G. Luikart. 2007. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations. Blackwell Publishing. 642 pp.



variance effective number (NeV)
The size of the ideal population that experiences changes in allele frequency at the same rate as the observed population.

viability
The probability of the survival of a given genotype to reproductive maturity (or of a population to persist through a certain time interval).

VNTRs
Variable number of tandem repeats. See microsatellite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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