Isolation by distance

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Isolation by distance (bottom), showing clinal (smooth) distribution, compared with small island model (top), showing abrupt change.

Isolation by distance describes the tendency of populations that are a geographically closer to be more similar than populations that are further apart.


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  1. ^ *Wright, Sewall (1943). "Isolation by Distance". Genetics 28 (2): 114–38. PMC 1209196. PMID 17247074.