Sewall Wright effect

Sew·​all Wright effect | \ ˈsüəlˈrīt- \

Definition of Sewall Wright effect

: differentiation within a group arising from chance fixation of nonadaptive characters in small isolated populations

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History and Etymology for Sewall Wright effect

after Sewall Wright, born 1889 American geneticist

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“Sewall Wright effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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