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The Diversity Paradox: How Nature Resolves an Evolutionary Dilemma

@article{Whitacre2011TheDP,
  title={The Diversity Paradox: How Nature Resolves an Evolutionary Dilemma},
  author={James M. Whitacre and S. Atamas},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2011},
  volume={abs/1112.3115}
}
  • James M. Whitacre, S. Atamas
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Physics, Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Adaptation to changing environments is a hallmark of biological systems. Diversity in traits is necessary for adaptation and can influence the survival of a population faced with novelty. In habitats that remain stable over many generations, stabilizing selection reduces trait differences within populations, thereby appearing to remove the diversity needed for heritable adaptive responses in new environments. Paradoxically, field studies have documented numerous populations under long periods… CONTINUE READING
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