Evolutionary trajectories in rugged fitness landscapes

  title={Evolutionary trajectories in rugged fitness landscapes},
  author={Kavita Jain and Joachim H A Krug},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment},
  • K. Jain, J. Krug
  • Published 20 January 2005
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
We consider the evolutionary trajectories traced out by an infinite population undergoing mutation–selection dynamics in static, uncorrelated random fitness landscapes. Starting from the population that consists of a single genotype, the most populated genotype jumps from one local fitness maximum to another and eventually reaches the global maximum. We use a strong selection limit, which reduces the dynamics beyond the first time step to the competition between independent mutant… 

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