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From: On the number of founding germ cells in humans

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Shown in this diagram are published counts of follicles per individual [16,19] obtained by autopsy in adult stages, when each follicle contains a single oocyte. The data are analyzed with the compound birth-then-death model as described in the text. Observations with follicle counts < 100 were considered unreliable and were excluded from the analysis. The solid line represents the expected number of oocytes at each age in the postembryonic stages based on the model given these data. The shaded area is the pointwise 80% confidence interval. The MLEs of the parameters are: = 2, = 31.2/year, = 0.079/year, = 0.248/year.

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