Coefficient of consanguinity | definition of coefficient of consanguinity by Medical dictionary
coefficient of inbreeding (redirected from coefficient of consanguinity)
co·ef·fi·cient of in·breed·ing
the probability that the progeny of a consanguineous marriage will be homozygous for a specific autosomal allele derived from a common ancestor.
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coefficient of inbreeding the probability that any two gametes fusing to form a zygote will carry the same allele of a gene from a COMMON ANCESTOR. Symbol: F.
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Recall that the coefficient of consanguinity (CC) between two individuals or gametes is the probability that alleles chosen randomly from each of the two individuals are identical by descent (Crow and Kimura 1970).
[g.sub.ij] The coefficient of consanguinity (CC) between two gametes native to Di and Dj of the same patch.
Assume outcrossing occurs to relatives with coefficient of consanguinity
r, (the coefficient of consanguinity
of two mates equals the inbreeding coefficient of their progeny; for example, it equals 1/2 for inbred full sibs, 1/4 for outbred full sibs, and 1/8 for outbred half-sibs).