Genealogical histories in structured populations.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In genealogies of genes sampled from structured populations, lineages coalesce at rates dependent on the states of the lineages. For migration and coalescence events occurring on comparable time scales, for example, only lineages residing in the same deme of a geographically subdivided population can have descended from a common ancestor in the immediately preceding generation. Here, we explore aspects of genealogical structure in a population comprising two demes, between which migration may occur. We use generating functions to obtain exact densities and moments of coalescence time, number of mutations, total tree length, and age of the most recent common ancestor of the sample. We describe qualitative features of the distribution of gene genealogies, including factors that influence the geographical location of the most recent common ancestor and departures of the distribution of internode lengths from exponential.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kumagai, S; Uyenoyama, MK

Published Date

  • June 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 /

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 15

PubMed ID

  • 25770971

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4437881

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-0325

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0040-5809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tpb.2015.01.003


  • eng