Recombination and the power of statistical tests of neutrality

JD Wall - Genetics Research, 1999 -
Abstract Two new test statistics were constructed to detect departures from the equilibrium
neutral theory that tend to produce genealogies with longer internal branches (eg population
subdivision or balancing selection). The new statistics are based on a measure of linkage
disequilibrium between adjacent pairs of segregating sites. Simulations were run to
determine the power of these and previously proposed test statistics to reject an island ...