Darwinian fitness, evolutionary entropy and directionality theory.

  title={Darwinian fitness, evolutionary entropy and directionality theory.},
  author={Klaus Dietz},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  volume={27 11},
  • Klaus Dietz
  • Published 2005 in
    BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular…
Two recent articles provide computational and empirical validation of the following analytical fact: the outcome of competition between an invading genotype and that of a resident population is determined by the rate at which the population returns to its original size after a random perturbation. This phenomenon can be quantitatively described in terms of the demographic parameter termed "evolutionary entropy", a measure of the variability in the age at which individuals produce offspring and… CONTINUE READING