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What is the definition of "Natural Selection"?

Natural selection is the differential survival and reproduction of individuals due to differences in phenotype. Natural selection, a process that results in the adaptation of an organism to its ...
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Simple interpretation of effective population size?

I'm looking for alternate ways to explain effective populations size, in more conceptual terms. These need not be perfectly accurate "definitions" but should at least be generally accurate in non-edge ...
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Equation relating probability of fixation and number of generations

I am trying to find an equation that relates the variables of probability of fixation and generations. Or, how does number of generations affect the probability a gene will fix, if population size ...
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Interesting examples of models [closed]

I am studying the general use of models in biology in terms of methodology, applications, usefulness etc, and I would really appreciate any recommendations of some specific examples of models from any ...
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Does evolution select against genetic diversity?

Only the best genotype in a species will win. So it sounds like evolution selects against genetic diversity.
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(Reference request) Formal abstract theory of evolution? [closed]

EDIT: please feel free to suggest books that are the closest you can come up with to what I'm looking for, even if it doesn't exactly overlap! I am very well acquainted with the theory of evolution ...
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Looking for book or article that derives formula for estimating the "average heterozygosity"

An online lecture I need to watch on population genetics describes a formula for the "average heterozygosity" as follows: ...we can theoretically predict that the average heterozygosity in the ...
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Easy derivation of Kimura's approximation for the probability of fixation of a mutation

Kimura's approximation for the probability of fixation of a mutation under selection finds recurrent use in population genetics models till date. I am trying to understand the mathematical basis of ...
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Is a wild-type strain more "fit" than its mutant strains?

Question's context In the context of a presentation on mathematical models for antibiotic-resistance bacteria research, someone mentioned that wild type strain (WT) are expected to be more fit than ...
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Recommendations for textbooks on statistical and quantitative genetics, and genetic epidemiology

I'm looking for a textbook on statistical genetics, quantitative genetics, association mapping, and genetic epidemiology. My interests include, but are not limited to, complex trait analysis, and the ...
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How to give a biological interpretation to this phase portrait?

Consider the following system and analyze its behavior. $$\begin{array}{rl} \frac{dA}{dt} &= A \left( 2-\frac{A}{5000}-\frac{L}{100} \right)\\ \frac{dL}{dt} &= L \left(-\frac{1}{2}+\frac{A}{...
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How does sexual reproduction generate more genetic variation?

I'm curious as to why sexual reproduction generates genetic variation. For me, the term genetic variation is a little ambiguous. The way I understand it, it's the number of alleles at a locus in a ...
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Linkage Disequilibrium - What does it mean when D < 0?

What does it mean when you have a situation where your D<0?
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Cancer and Evolution [duplicate]

Edit: just to clarify, I am asking what, if anything, the literature says can be gleaned about evolution by studying cancer, especially relating to how multicellularity evolved and the traits used to ...
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Text Book Recommendation: Organic Evolution

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of any text books on organic evolution? I have recently become interested in the subject and would like to know more. I think an undergrad ...
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