Motoo Kimura, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Motoo Kimura

Japanese scientist

Date of Birth: 13-Nov-1924

Place of Birth: Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 13-Nov-1994

Profession: mathematician, biologist, geneticist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Motoo Kimura

  • Motoo Kimura (?? ??, Kimura Moto) (November 13, 1924 – November 13, 1994) was a Japanese biologist best known for introducing the neutral theory of molecular evolution in 1968.
  • He became one of the most influential theoretical population geneticists.
  • He is remembered in genetics for his innovative use of diffusion equations to calculate the probability of fixation of beneficial, deleterious, or neutral alleles.
  • Combining theoretical population genetics with molecular evolution data, he also developed the neutral theory of molecular evolution in which genetic drift is the main force changing allele frequencies.
  • James F.
  • Crow, himself a renowned population geneticist, considered Kimura to be one of the two greatest evolutionary geneticists, along with Gustave Malécot, after the great trio of the modern synthesis, Ronald Fisher, J.
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  • Haldane and Sewall Wright.

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