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API-CALC 1.0: a computer program for calculating the average probability of identity allowing for substructure, inbreeding and the presence of close relatives

Ayres, K. L. and Overall, A. D. J. (2004) API-CALC 1.0: a computer program for calculating the average probability of identity allowing for substructure, inbreeding and the presence of close relatives. Molecular Ecology Notes, 4 (2). pp. 315-318. ISSN 1471-8278

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00616.x

Abstract/Summary

Individual identification via DNA profiling is important in molecular ecology, particularly in the case of noninvasive sampling. A key quantity in determining the number of loci required is the probability of identity (PIave), the probability of observing two copies of any profile in the population. Previously this has been calculated assuming no inbreeding or population structure. Here we introduce formulae that account for these factors, whilst also accounting for relatedness structure in the population. These formulae are implemented in API-CALC 1.0, which calculates PIave for either a specified value, or a range of values, for F-IS and F-ST.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
ID Code:10417
Uncontrolled Keywords:conservation genetics, DNA profiles, noninvasive sampling, probability, of identity, MICROSATELLITE ANALYSIS, POPULATIONS, RELATEDNESS

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