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From: "tdew" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Question on populations
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 14:58:52 -0500
Thanks Ken for your reply.
Well if I know a number I could run that number for the likely number of
mutations yes? And which fast markers where most likely to be affected.
Somehow population projections are done so, computing in reverse (knowing
History ) one should be able to have a better est. then the future. If you
were going to point me to any of the 3 solutions you thought of I missed it.
From: Ken Nordtvedt [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Question on populations
I know of three simplified versions of what you seek. I am not sure they
will tell you what you want to know. Of course the contingencies you
mentioned only scratch the surface of the things that could happen and do
happen to influence the outcome of the descendant ydna population today.
----- Original Message -----
From: "tdew" <>
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 1:07 PM
Subject: [DNA] Question on populations
> Is there a program that computes male population growth from a single male
> for, say 2000 years? I guess you would have to take into account things
> as average number of male offspring, number of male offspring that survive
> to mate and produce more male offspring, War, Famine, Disease, Natural
> Disasters, Life Expectancy (which would increase over the 2000 years) also
> as life increases he is able to produce more males abet different wife's.
> am sure it is a complex program, but surly someone has done this already.
> Could anyone point me to where I could get this info? Would anyone care
> guesstimate how many matching y-chromosomes would be alive and here today?
> Tom Dew
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