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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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Exact P tests for population differentiation (test of haplotype frequencies) were also non-significant (P>0.05), indicating very weak genetic differentiation and supporting the null hypothesis of panmixia.
High levels of genetic variability and panmixia of the Tambaqui Colossoma macropomum (Cuvier, 1816) in the main channel of the Amazon River.
Our analyses demonstrated contrasting patterns of global panmixia and local isolation between different lineages of the O26 serogroup.
In contrast, under panmixia with very little genetic isolation among sites, we expect more shared haplotypes across sites and fewer site-specific haplotypes.
Evidence of panmixia between sympatric life history forms of coastal Cutthroat Trout in two lower Columbia River tributaries.
Multiple lineages and absence of panmixia in the "circumpolar" crinoid Promachocrinus kerguelensis from the Atlantic sector of Antarctica.
Panmixia and dispersal from the Mediterranean Basin to Macaronesian Islands of a macrolichen species.
To test the null hypothesis of panmixia, genetic differentiation among the sampling sites was calculated with pairwise [] values (Weir & Cockerham 1984) and a permutation test with 1,000 iterations was used to assess the statistical significance (Genetix Version 4.02).
The null hypothesis of panmixia (random distribution of haplotypes among populations) was also tested using an exact test of population differentiation (Raymond & Rousset 1995).