Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

Volume 18, Issue Supplement 2, December 2011, Pages 265 - 286

How the Mutational-Selection Interplay Organizes the Fitness Landscape

Authors
Franco Bagnoli
Dept. Energy and CSDC, University of Florence, via S. Marta, 3 Firenze 50139 Firenze, Italy
INFN, sez. Firenze, Italy,franco.bagnoli@unifi.it
Píetro Lió
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK,pl219@cam.ac.uk
Received 14 November 2010, Accepted 18 January 2011, Available Online 7 January 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1142/S1402925111001532How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Fitness; natural selection; mutation; quasi species
Abstract

Fundamental questions posed in classical genetics since early 20th century are still fundamental in today post genomic age. What has changed is the availability of huge amount of molecular genetics information on a broad spectrum of species and a more powerful and rich methodological approach, particularly that one based on statistical mechanics and dynamical system theory which is providing unprecedented prediction power. Here we focus on the behavior of basic life forms such as bacteria and viruses which have small genomes and short generation times. We show that central issues of the evolutionary theory, i.e. how genotype, phenotype and fitness are related, the effect of positive and negative natural selection, the specie formation could be described by simple models which allow predictions and validation using experimental data.

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© 2011 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press and Taylor & Francis
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Journal
Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics
Volume-Issue
18 - Supplement 2
Pages
265 - 286
Publication Date
2021/01/07
ISSN (Online)
1776-0852
ISSN (Print)
1402-9251
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1142/S1402925111001532How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2011 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press and Taylor & Francis
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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