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Coefficient of Inbreeding

  • By: Bimal P. Chaudhari
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The coefficient of inbreeding, F, is a measure of the probability that two genes at any locus in an individual are identical by descent from the common ancestor(s) of the two parents. A corollary to this is that F also indicates ...

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