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Founder Effect MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Founder Effect
Tree Number(s)
G05.285
Unique ID
D018703
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018703
Scope Note
A phenomenon that is observed when a small subgroup of a larger POPULATION establishes itself as a separate and isolated entity. The subgroup's GENE POOL carries only a fraction of the genetic diversity of the parental population resulting in an increased frequency of certain diseases in the subgroup, especially those diseases known to be autosomal recessive.
Entry Version
FOUNDER EFF
Previous Indexing
Genetics, Population (1969-1983)
Pedigree (1983-1994)
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/04/19
Revision Date
2008/07/08

No Qualifiers
Founder Effect Preferred
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