Figure 3.

Decay of linkage disequilibrium (LD) among dogs and gray wolves. Among dog breeds (black dotted line); among gray wolves (dashed black line); within a population of village dogs (solid black line); and within dog breeds (colored lines). R2 is square of the coefficient of association of allele frequencies between two loci [76]. Between breeds and within village dogs, LD extends for approximately 100 kb (roughly the equivalent of LD in humans). LD tracks are somewhat shorter in wolves and at least ten-fold longer within breeds (adapted from [8]).

Boyko Genome Biology 2011 12:216   doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-2-216
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