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  1. Vol. 8 No. 5, p. 547-550
    Received: Jan 22, 1968

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Extent of Intermating in Self-Pollinated Species Necessary to Counteract the Effects of Genetic Drift1

  1. R. J. Baker2



Monte Carlo simulation of a two locus model in self-pollinated species led to the conclusion that mating of as few as 20 or 30 pairs of randomly chosen F2 individuals would approximate true random mating to the extent that genetic drift would not negate the effects of random mating. Subsequent simulation of a nine locus model led to similar conclusions on a more general basis. Results of the latter work suggested that recurrent selection would have to be used to take full advantage of the increase in selection potential attributable to random mating.

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