The Price Equation, Fisher's Fundamental Theorem, Kin Selection, and Causal Analysis.

  title={The Price Equation, Fisher's Fundamental Theorem, Kin Selection, and Causal Analysis.},
  author={Steven A. Frank},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={51 6},
A general framework is presented to unify diverse models of natural selection. This framework is based on the Price Equation, with two additional steps. First, characters are described by their multiple regression on a set of predictor variables. The most common predictors in genetics are alleles and their interactions, but any predictor may be used. The second step is to describe fitness by multiple regression on characters. Once again, characters may be chosen arbitrarily. This expanded Price… CONTINUE READING
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