Quantitative Biology


Why Recessive Lethal Alleles Have not Disappeared?

Authors: Jorma Jormakka

The article derives the probability for lethal recessive alleles in the case of recessive disadvantage or advantage and discusses why lethal recessive alleles have not disappeared. It is shown that recessive advantage of a lethal gene can be detected by the ratio of heterozygotes and homozygotes. This demonstrates that higher IQ of certain ethnic groups cannot be explained by recessive advantage of lethal genes.

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[v1] 2018-12-09 13:37:14

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