founder effect

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founder effect

n.
A random difference in allele frequencies of a population founded by a small group of organisms relative to the allele frequencies in the original population.
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The final chapter, "Marginalized Peoples and Creole Genesis: Societes de cohabitation and the Founder Principle" (by Faraclas and eight others), is a critique of the hypothesis that Founder populations determine the language evolution--an approach notably used by Chaudenson and Salikoko Mufwene to show that Reunionnais was inspired by French vernaculars, thus denying African agency.
Genetics, speciation, and the founder principle. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.