Evolving Populations with Overlapping Generations
Rogers, A. and Prügel-Bennett, A. (2000) Evolving Populations with Overlapping Generations. Theoretical Population Biology, 57, (2), 121-29.
In this paper, we extend a previously published model of an evolving finite population of multi-loci organisms, where the dynamics of the evolving system are described by the cumulants of the population efficacy distribution. We consider the case of overlapping generations and compare it to the previously studied case where generations are discrete. In the weak selection limit, we can solve the dynamics analytically and show that the changes in population genetic variance due to stochastic effects --- genetic drift --- is twice as great when generations overlap. The comparison of the dynamics of the two models shows many of the features seen in the comparison, performed by Moran, of simple one-locus genetic models with overlapping and non-overlapping generations. Studying the dynamics of the two models gives some insights into these comparisons.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Comms, Signal Processing & Control
Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
|Date Deposited:||29 May 2001|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 13:17|
|Contributors:||Rogers, A. (Author)
Prügel-Bennett, A. (Author)
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|ISI Citation Count:||11|
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