The relationship between neutral and adaptive genetic diversity is important to understand in assessing the implications of a population bottleneck. Fitness-related genes, such as those of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), may be influenced by selection, and so retain diversity even when it is lost at neutral markers.
|Pages (from-to)||206 - 214|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|