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founder effect

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199653065
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744334
founder effect

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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) represent a very small sample of the ...

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Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography

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