to experiment with the various parameters. Sheets are provided for calculations based on the binomial

expansion and the Poisson distribution. The starting point for the calculations is for n = 25 markers and

R = 0.002 per marker per generation. Iterating the value of G, the sheets show that for k = 0, or no

mismatches, the 50% confidence level is at G = 6.9 generations.

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