Estimation of race admixture--a new method

Am J Phys Anthropol. 1975 May;42(3):507-11. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.1330420319.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Blood Group Antigens
  • Continental Population Groups
  • England / ethnology
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Humans
  • Hybridization, Genetic
  • Indians, North American*
  • Mathematics
  • Population
  • United States


  • Blood Group Antigens