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Y Chromosome Inheritance

Y Chromosome Inheritance

Due to random sampling, Y chromosome genotypes get "lost", and so the number of different Y chromosome genotypes gradually decreases through the generations. (New ones are generated by mutation, which is not considered in this exercise.)

This exercise gives a visual demonstration of this loss of variability. The math is comparable to that in the Mitochondrial Eve....

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