Fearnhead, Paul and Donnelly, Peter (2001) Estimating recombination rates from population genetic data. Genetics, 159 (3). pp. 1299-1318. ISSN 0016-6731Full text not available from this repository.
We introduce a new method for estimating recombination rates from population genetic data. The method uses a computationally intensive statistical procedure (importance sampling) to calculate the likelihood under a coalescent-based model. Detailed comparisons of the new algorithm with two existing methods (the importance sampling method of Griffiths and Marjoram and the MCMC method of Kuhner and colleagues) show it to be substantially more efficient. (The improvement over the existing importance sampling scheme is typically by four orders of magnitude.) The existing approaches not infrequently led to misleading results on the problems we investigated. We also performed a simulation study to look at the properties of the maximum-likelihood estimator of the recombination rate and its robustness to misspecification of the demographic model.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Genetics|
|Additional Information:||RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Statistics and Operational Research|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Deposited On:||31 Mar 2008 13:54|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:22|
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