Frequency-dependent Selection in a Mammalian Rna Virus.

  title={Frequency-dependent Selection in a Mammalian Rna Virus.},
  author={Santiago F. Elena and Rosario Miralles and Andr{\'e}s Moya},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={51 3},
RNA viruses have been used as experimental systems to test evolutionary hypotheses such as Muller's ratchet (Chao 1990; Duarte et al. 1992, 1993; Clarke et al. 1993), the Red Queen hypothesis (Clarke et al. 1994), the nature of the adaptive topography (Elena, 1995; Elena et al. 1996), and the dynamics of adaptive evolution (Elena 1995; Novella et al. 1995). Two hypotheses which have received attention in virus studies are the competitive exclusion principle and frequency-dependent selection… CONTINUE READING