Re: Reply to Rindos re genetic drift

Wed, 18 May 1994 12:26:00 PDT

Wilk writes:

"Just a short note; I seem to remember from a research paper on genetic
drift I wrote as a grad student, that Wright actually demonstrated
mathematically that drift could work in quite large populations, as long
there is little selective pressure on two alleles. The math was quite
elegant and simple."

I think Wilk is referring to the work of Kimura (and others) on neutral
mutations where it is showed that an allele can be fixed in a population via
a random walk process when there is little or not selection acting on the

D. Read