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founder effect

Edited by Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print March 2019 | ISBN: 9780198833338
Published online March 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191871665
founder effect

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A new population (e.g. on an oceanic island) may be derived from a single individual or a limited number of immigrants. This is the founder effect. The founder or founders will represent a very small sample of the ...

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Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry ; Plant Physiology

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