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Motoo Kimura

Motoo Kimura (November 13, 1924 - November 13, 1994) was a highly influential Japanese mathematical biologist, working in the field of theoretical population genetics. He is famous for his innovative use of diffusion equations to calculate the probability of fixation and time to fixation of beneficial, deleterious, or neutral alleles. Kimura is also the father of the neutral theory.

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