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Genetics. 1984 Jan;106(1):139-52.

The effective proportion of self-fertilization with consanguineous matings in inbred populations.

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Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada V6T 2B1.


Allelic segregation at a single locus among offspring derived from matings, including those between inbred relatives, is a combination of two patterns, corresponding to self-fertilization and random outcrossing. The proportion of effective self-fertilization is termed the "effective selfing rate," and it is specified with identity coefficients. The description of the offspring genotypic distribution for a population with mating among relatives requires a set of three independent parameters of genetic and mating structure. One such set is the inbreeding coefficient of parents, the coefficient of kinship between mates and the effective selfing rate. The model used to derive the effective selfing rate distinguishes between the effective selfing rates of inbred vs. outbred parents; the mixed mating model does not distinguish between these two rates. As a result, the mixed mating model usually gives biased estimates of effective selfing, if there is mating among inbred relatives. The procedure for estimation of effective selfing, based upon progeny array data distributed according to the "effective selfing model," is presented, and an example is given.


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