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Genetics. May 1979; 92(1): 317–322.
PMCID: PMC1213952

A Note on Effective Population Size with Overlapping Generations

Abstract

A simple derivation is given for a formula obtained previously for the effective size of random-mating populations with overlapping generations. The effective population size is the same as that for a population with discrete generations having the same variance of lifetime family size and the same number of individuals entering the population per generation.

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