infinite population


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infinite population

[′in·fi·nit ‚päp·yə′lā·shən]
(statistics)
A universe which contains an infinite number of elements; it can be continuous or discrete.
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Muller's ratchet will not operate under Kondrashov's assumption of infinite population size, and its efficiency will be severely retarded even in small populations when selection against deleterious mutations act synergistically.
It also examined ways to preserve the infinite population assumptions for hypothesis testing related to comparisons between domain means.
Under this assumption in an infinite population, Houle (1994) showed that, in the one-locus case, the AD model is still correct at inbreeding equilibrium as Log(W) = [Alpha] [multiplied by] D, where Log(W) is the mean logarithm of fitness of a given genotype, and D is the adaptive distance corrected for non-random mating.