coefficient of kinship

co·ef·fi·cient of kin·ship

the probability that two genes at the same locus, picked at random from each of two individuals, are identical by descent.
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The genetic distance between populations is determined in terms of coefficient of Kinship. Its value increases with increase in co-ancestry after separation (Eding and Meuwisson, 2001).
Using the coefficient of kinship (Jacquard, 1974) the two most closely related species were the owl and zebra finches (Table 4).
Year was included as a categorical variable in all analyses but only the regression coefficients for the three covariates of interest are reported here: kincoef (coefficient of kinship between the mates), maleic (inbreeding coefficient of the male), and femic (inbreeding coefficient of the female).
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