Genetic drift: the coalescent

I warned you on the first day of class that population geneticists have a habit of looking at the world backwards, and coalescent theory is a perfect (and very important) example of that. There's a lot to tackle here, and the material is conceptually challenging, but there's also less math than we've had recently. This won't be easy, but it will be the concepts rather than the math that make it challenging.

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