Multidimensional Epistasis and the Transitory Advantage of Sex

  title={Multidimensional Epistasis and the Transitory Advantage of Sex},
  author={Stefan Nowak and Johannes Neidhart and Ivan G. Szendro and Joachim H A Krug},
  journal={PLoS Computational Biology},
Identifying and quantifying the benefits of sex and recombination is a long-standing problem in evolutionary theory. In particular, contradictory claims have been made about the existence of a benefit of recombination on high dimensional fitness landscapes in the presence of sign epistasis. Here we present a comparative numerical study of sexual and asexual evolutionary dynamics of haploids on tunably rugged model landscapes under strong selection, paying special attention to the temporal… 

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