Asexuals, Polyploids, Evolutionary Opportunists ...: The Population Genetics of Positive but Deteriorating Mutations.
Förlag: Genetics Society of America
Some genetic phenomena originate as mutations that are initially advantageous but decline in fitness until they become distinctly deleterious. Here I give the condition for a mutation-selection balance to form and describe some of the properties of the resulting equilibrium population. A characterization is also given of the fixation probabilities for such mutations.
- Biology and Life Sciences
- mutational load
- probability of fixation
- Evolutionary Genetics
- ISSN: 0016-6731 (Print)
- ISSN: 1943-2631 (Online)