[The return of the Red Queen, or the law of the growth in the mean duration of the existence of genera during evolution].

@article{Markov2000TheRO,
  title={[The return of the Red Queen, or the law of the growth in the mean duration of the existence of genera during evolution].},
  author={Alexander V. Markov},
  journal={Zhurnal obshchei biologii},
  year={2000},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={357-70}
}
Phanerozoic marine genera apparently do not become less extinction-prone with age. Higher extinction probability in "young" cohorts of genera is better explained by initially different levels of extinction-tolerance of genera in the cohort. This fact agrees with one of the two basic statements of the "Red Queen" hypothesis (Van Valen, 1973). In the second statement (the idea that the increase in fitness lowers extinction probability) the term "fitness" should be changed to "adaptability". The… CONTINUE READING

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