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« on: September 11, 2012, 02:15:10 PM »

There is greater selection pressure acting on the y chromosome, thereby limiting the retention of y lineages, by a mechanism separate from the effective (reproducing) male population. This finding is so important because it means that a greater diversity of mtdna, over ydna, does not imply greater continuity of female populations.

So, take this into account when considering gender biased migrations.

Abstract: http://www.ashg.org/2012meeting/abstracts/fulltext/f120120419.htm

Key finding from abstract: Here we show that neutral models with unequal male and female effective population sizes are not consistent with observed genome-wide diversity on autosomes, X, Y and mtDNA across completely sequenced males. Instead, a model including selection is needed to explain the departure of observed Y diversity from expectations.
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