Heterozygosity

Abstract

Heterozygosity is a commonly used measure of genetic variability in a population.

Keywords: genetic variability; nucleotide diversity; DNA sequence variation

References

Nei M (1987) Molecular Evolutionary Genetics. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Nei M and Li W‐H (1979) Mathematical model for studying genetic variation in terms of restriction endonucleases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 76: 5269–5273.

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Li, Wen‐Hsiung(Jul 2006) Heterozygosity. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005080]