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dΧΥ to infer local adaptive evolution
  • Kiwoong Nam
Kiwoong Nam
Institut National de Recherche pour l'Agriculture l'Alimentation et l'Environnement

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The distinction of loci under local adaptive evolution from background selection has been one of the main challenges to evolutionary genomicists. Matthey-Doret and Whitlock (2019) concluded from their simulation that background selection does not affect FST severely for the inference of local adaptation. Even though this conclusion is logically correct, the field of evolutionary genomics will be benefited much more if the conclusion were ‘dΧΥ should be used to infer local adaptation’.