|2019-11-07 ||New insights into the population genetics of partially clonal organisms: when seagrass data meet theoretical expectations|
Arnaud-Haond, Sophie, Stoeckel, Solenn, and Bailleul, Diane
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Inferring rates of clonal versus sexual reproduction from population genetics data
In partially clonal organisms, genetic markers are often used to characterize the genotypic diversity of populations and infer thereof the relative importance of clonal versus sexual reproduction. Most studies report a measure of genotypic diversity based on a ratio, R, of the number of distinct multilocus genotypes over the sample size, and qualitatively interpret high / low R as indicating the prevalence of sexual / clonal reproduction. However, a theoretical framework allowing to quantify the...