Evolutionary Trade-Offs, Pareto Optimality, and the Geometry of Phenotype Space

@article{Shoval2012EvolutionaryTP,
  title={Evolutionary Trade-Offs, Pareto Optimality, and the Geometry of Phenotype Space},
  author={Oren Shoval and Hila Sheftel and Guy Shinar and Yuval Hart and Omer Ramote and A. Mayo and Erez Dekel and Kathryn Kavanagh and Uri Alon},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={336},
  pages={1157 - 1160}
}
Managing Trade-Offs Most organisms experience selection on a host of traits to determine their likelihood to succeed evolutionarily. However, specific traits may experience trade-offs in determining an organism's optimal phenotype. Shoval et al. (p. 1157; see the Perspective by Noor and Milo) relate physical traits to the task that they are optimizing using a Pareto curve, a power law probability distribution, to show that a single set of trait values optimizes performance at a given task and… 

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