Models of density-dependent genic selection and a new rock-paper-scissors social system.

@article{Sinervo2007ModelsOD,
  title={Models of density-dependent genic selection and a new rock-paper-scissors social system.},
  author={Barry R. Sinervo and Beno{\^i}t Heulin and Yann Surget-Groba and Jean Clobert and Donald B. Miles and Ammon B. Corl and A S Chaine and Alison Davis},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2007},
  volume={170 5},
  pages={663-80}
}
We describe new ESS models of density regulation driven by genic selection to explain the cyclical dynamics of a social system that exhibits a rock-paper-scissors (RPS) set of three alternative strategies. We tracked changes in morph frequency and fitness of Lacerta vivipara and found conspicuous RPS cycles. Morphs of Uta and Lacerta exhibited parallel survival-performance trade-offs. Frequency cycles in both species of lizards are driven by genic selection. In Lacerta, frequency of each allele… CONTINUE READING