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1. Being connected; associated.
2. Connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage.
3. Music Having a close harmonic connection.

re·lat′ed·ly adv.
re·lat′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.relatedness - a particular manner of connectedness; "the relatedness of all living things"
connection, connexion, connectedness - a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it); "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
bearing - relevant relation or interconnection; "those issues have no bearing on our situation"
unrelatedness - the lack of any particular manner of connectedness
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In this model, three coefficients of relationship are involved: (1) Wright's (1969) two-gene coefficient of relationship r (the probability that two alleles, one sampled from each individual, are identical-by-descent [ibd]); (2) the four-gene coefficient of relationship [r.sub.2] (the probability that both genes of one individual are ibd to both genes of the other individual), and (3) the shared level of inbreeding [f.sub.2] = (f - [u.sub.f])(f[prime] - [u.sub.f]), where f and f[prime] are the estimated inbreeding coefficients of the two individuals compared, and [u.sub.f] is the mean inbreeding coefficient.
This study is the first to estimate the four-gene coefficient of relationship, as well as actual variances of relationship, in field-collected material with genetic markers.
The mean coefficient of relationship was calculated as [Mathematical Expression Omitted] for allozyme data (Crow and Aoki 1982; Aoki and Nozawa 1984), or r: 2 [G.sub.ST]/(1 + [G.sub.ST]) for mtDNA (Crow and Aoki 1984).

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