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 (păn-mĭk′sē-ə) also pan·mix·is (-mĭk′sĭs)
Random mating within a breeding population.

[New Latin : pan- + Greek mixis, act of mingling (from mignunai, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots).]

pan·mic′tic (-mĭk′tĭk) adj.


(pænˈmɪksɪə) or


(Genetics) (in population genetics) random mating within an interbreeding population
[C20: from New Latin, from Greek pan- + mixis act of mating]
panmictic adj


(pænˈmɪk si ə)

random mating within a population, with no evidence of selection for traits.
[1885–90; pan- + Greek míx(is) mingling, mixing (m(e)ig(nýnai) to mix + -sis -sis) + -ia]
pan•mic′tic (-ˈmɪk tɪk) adj.
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Washington, Oregon, and California), the state regulatory systems are based on the same principles and biologically, it is considered one panmictic population.
latifrons suggested that remnant subpopulations of the species were originally a single panmictic population, with historically high levels of gene flow (Da Silva et al, 2012).
ochrogaster is panmictic throughout large stretches of its range, the prairie and grasslands of North America (the main habitats of M.
Results of recent genetic analyses in which mtDNA of sheepshead from the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic indicated that a single panmictic population of sheepshead exists within the range of this species from Texas through North Carolina (Anderson et al.
Unravelling population genetic structure with mitochondrial DNA in a notional panmictic coastal crab species: sample size makes the difference.
Host characteristics Contact networks Spatial structure: What is the spatial structure of host populations: panmictic, metapopulations, or isolated?
However, our results show that mating patterns within the fragments are not random due to: selfing, mating among relatives and correlated mating; resulting in higher levels of inbreeding and relatedness and lower variance effective size in progeny arrays than expected in panmictic populations.
These data indicate that the collected populations were essentially panmictic, and there was little genetic differentiation among them, further suggesting that there was high gene flow among the populations.
Assuming a panmictic population across the study area, the probability of identity (pID; Waits et al.
For the O locus, the mixed population did not behave as a panmictic unit, evidencing Whalund effect, heterozygous deficit or homozygous excess, indicating any degree of structure or population subdivision.
To evaluate whether breeding areas represent distinct lineages or form a panmictic population, we compared haplotypic frequencies from the maternally inherited mtDNA control region and allelic frequencies from 12 biparentally inherited autosomal microsatellite loci and two sex-linked microsatellite loci.
Most of freshwater eels are considered to form randomly mating panmictic populations.