ADAPTIVE WALKS AND DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFICIAL FITNESS EFFECTS

@article{Seetharaman2014ADAPTIVEWA,
  title={ADAPTIVE WALKS AND DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFICIAL FITNESS EFFECTS},
  author={Sarada Seetharaman and Kavita Jain},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={68}
}
We study the adaptation dynamics of a maladapted asexual population on rugged fitness landscapes with many local fitness peaks. The distribution of beneficial fitness effects is assumed to belong to one of the three extreme value domains, viz. Weibull, Gumbel, and Fréchet. We work in the strong selection‐weak mutation regime in which beneficial mutations fix sequentially, and the population performs an uphill walk on the fitness landscape until a local fitness peak is reached. A striking… 
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