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I've been reading about selective sweeps. And I found a case study that talks about drosophila and how their selection coefficient is between 0.0001 and 0.005. I want to know what it'll be like for gorillas? That is what would be the selection coefficient range for them and why? Also, I was told that N*s of gorillas is between 100 and 10000 where N is the current population size and s is the selection coefficient. Help would be really appreciated. I do not have a biological background therefore, it's taking some time to wrap my head around these things.

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    $\begingroup$ I found a case study Whether it seems to matter or not, please always link to your source. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Jan 20 at 19:00
  • $\begingroup$ A selection coefficient is not so much specific about a species as much as it is specific to a given mutation. What mutation are you talking about in gorillas? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Jan 20 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean mutation rate? Per site mutation rate is 1.5e-08 $\endgroup$ – Ashwind Jan 20 at 19:14
  • $\begingroup$ No, I did not talk about mutation rate. A specific mutation has a selection coefficient. A species does not. It makes no sense to ask "What is the selection coefficient in gorillas?", it only makes sense to ask "What is the selection coefficient of the p.P252R mutation in gorillas?" $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Jan 20 at 19:17
  • $\begingroup$ It's not a specific mutation. I want to simulate sweeps in the genome. I have all the parameters I need but I am struggling with the selection coefficient. I've edited the question and have added the parameters so you can see. $\endgroup$ – Ashwind Jan 20 at 19:23

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