On the degeneration of a Y chromosome gene by mutation in finite populations
by Siu Chin Ho Henry
viii, 89 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
In this thesis, I study the degeneration of a Y chromosome gene by Analytical and Numerical means. A system particularly designed for the dynamics of alleles' frequency of the sex chromosomes pair in infinite populations is proposed. On the other hand, two approaches, Genetic algorithm and Probabilistic simulation, will be used to simulate the dynamics of alleles' frequency in finite populations. It is found that the degeneration of a Y chromosome gene is due to the mutation and random drift in finite population.
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