A stochastic model for speciation by mating preferences

  title={A stochastic model for speciation by mating preferences},
  author={Camille Coron and Manon Costa and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Leman and Charline Smadi},
  journal={Journal of Mathematical Biology},
Mechanisms leading to speciation are a major focus in evolutionary biology. In this paper, we present and study a stochastic model of population where individuals, with type a or A, are equivalent from ecological, demographical and spatial points of view, and differ only by their mating preference: two individuals with the same genotype have a higher probability to mate and produce a viable offspring. The population is subdivided in several patches and individuals may migrate between them. We… 
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