Another method for inferring population structure

Assessing population genetic structure via the maximisation of genetic distance:
This new method used to infer the hidden structure in a population, based on the maximisation of the genetic distance and not taking into consideration any assumption about Hardy-Weinberg and linkage equilibrium, performs well under different simulated scenarios and with real data. Therefore, it could be a useful tool to determine genetically homogeneous groups, especially in those situations where the number of clusters is high, with complex population structure and where Hardy-Weinberg and/or linkage equilibrium are present.

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Dasein said...


I wrote something up on this paper at MR:

Thanks for pointing it out.