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founder effect

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Ecology

Fifth edition


Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191793158

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The derivation of a new population (e.g. on an oceanic island) from a single individual or a limited number of immigrants. The founder(s) will represent a very small sample of the genetic pool to which it or they formerly belonged. ...

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Subjects: Ecology and Conservation

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