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Rate of Adaptive Evolution under Blending Inheritance

  title={Rate of Adaptive Evolution under Blending Inheritance},
  author={Alan R. Rogers},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  • A. Rogers
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • Mathematics, Biology
  • arXiv: Populations and Evolution
AbstractIn a population of size N, adaptive evolution is 2N times faster under Mendelian inheritancethan under the 19th-century theory of blending inheritance. Unfortunately we have no means of de-termining, according to the standardof years, how long a period it takes tomodify a species.Charles Darwin [2, p. 270]In the latter half of the 19th century, evo-lutionary time seemed limited. Victorian sci-ence suggested that the earth was not mucholder than 100 million years [12, 13, 8]. Wasit… Expand


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