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Genetic Polymorphism in Evolving Population

Authors
  • Lee, H. Y.
  • Kim, D.
  • Choi, M. Y.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Jan 08, 1998
Submission Date
Jan 08, 1998
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.57.4842
arXiv ID: cond-mat/9801069
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

We present a model for evolving population which maintains genetic polymorphism. By introducing random mutation in the model population at a constant rate, we observe that the population does not become extinct but survives, keeping diversity in the gene pool under abrupt environmental changes. The model provides reasonable estimates for the proportions of polymorphic and heterozygous loci and for the mutation rate, as observed in nature.

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