Motoo Kimura
#777 Overall Influence

Motoo Kimura

Japanese scientist

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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. B. S. Haldane and Sewall Wright.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Public research university in Madison, Wisconsin., USA

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Kyoto University
Kyoto University

National university located in Kyoto, Japan

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    #68 World Rank
    Biology
    #2416 World Rank
    Mathematics