founder effect
noun Date: 1970 the effect on the resulting gene pool that occurs when a new isolated population is founded by a small number of individuals possessing limited genetic variation relative to the larger population from which they have migrated

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  • founder effect — founder effect. См. эффект основателя. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Founder effect — In population genetics, the founder effect refers to the loss of genetic variation when a new colony is established by a very small number of individuals from a larger population. It was first fully outlined by Ernst Mayr in 1952 [Provine, W.B.… …   Wikipedia

  • Founder-Effect — Beispiel: eine Stammpopulation (links) und drei mögliche Gründerpopulationen (rechts) Der Gründereffekt (Founder Effect) beschreibt eine genetische Abweichung einer isolierten Population oder Gründerpopulation (z. B. auf einer Insel) von der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Founder effect — The positive effect on gene frequency when a population (a colony) has only a small number of original settlers (founders) one or more of whom had that gene. For example, the gene for Huntington disease was introduced into the Lake Maracaibo… …   Medical dictionary

  • founder effect — /ˈfaʊndər əfɛkt/ (say fownduhr uhfekt) noun the effect on the genetic composition of a population of organisms of having developed as a subpopulation derived from a few members of an original population isolated from that population; the genetic… …   Australian English dictionary

  • founder effect — The principle that when founders populate a new colony as an isolated entity, the population will contain only a small fraction of the total genetic variation of the parental population …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • founder effect — Biol. the accumulation of random genetic changes in an isolated population as a result of its proliferation from only a few parent colonizers. * * * …   Universalium

  • founder effect — noun A lessening of genetic variation when the entire population in question descends from a small number of founders …   Wiktionary

  • Founder effect —    Refers to the presence in a population of many individuals all with the same chromosome (or region of a chromosome) derived a single ancestor …   Forensic science glossary

  • founder effect — Biol. the accumulation of random genetic changes in an isolated population as a result of its proliferation from only a few parent colonizers …   Useful english dictionary

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