Spatial population genetics with fluid flow

  title={Spatial population genetics with fluid flow},
  author={Roberto Benzi and David R. Nelson and Suraj Shankar and Federico Toschi and Xiaojue Zhu},
  journal={Reports on Progress in Physics},
The growth and evolution of microbial populations is often subjected to advection by fluid flows in spatially extended environments, with immediate consequences for questions of spatial population genetics in marine ecology, planktonic diversity and origin of life scenarios. Here, we review recent progress made in understanding this rich problem in the simplified setting of two competing genetic microbial strains subjected to fluid flows. As a pedagogical example we focus on antagonsim, i.e…