Can quantitative and population genetics help us understand evolutionary computation?

  title={Can quantitative and population genetics help us understand evolutionary computation?},
  author={Nick Barton and Tiago Paix{\~a}o},
Even though both population and quantitative genetics, and evolutionary computation, deal with the same questions, they have developed largely independently of each other. I review key results from each field, emphasising those that apply independently of the (usually unknown) relation between genotype and phenotype. The infinitesimal model provides a simple framework for predicting the response of complex traits to selection, which in biology has proved remarkably successful. This allows one… CONTINUE READING


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