Estimation of race admixture—A new method

Ranajit Chakraborty

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The contribution of a parental population in the gene pool of a hybrid population which arose by hybridization with one or more other populations is estimated here at the population level from the probability of gene identity. The dynamics of accumulation of such admixture is studied incorporating the fluctuations due to finite size of the hybrid population. The method is illustrated with data on admixture in Cherokee Indians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-511
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1975


  • Blood group
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Gene identity
  • Population dynamics
  • Race admixture


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