The effects of population growth on expected homozygosity in the island model of population structure are assessed using a simulation model with varying demographic parameters. The results indicate that observed homozygosity is significantly different from values obtained from a model assuming constant population size only when population growth is a recent event and the rate of gene flow into the population is low. These results suggest that deviations from the assumption of constant population size may not be very serious under certain circumstances.
Relethford, John H.
"Simulation of the Island Model of Population Structure Under Conditions of Population Growth,"
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol53/iss3/3