The adaptation rate of asexuals: deleterious mutations, clonal interference and population bottlenecks.

@article{Campos2010TheAR,
  title={The adaptation rate of asexuals: deleterious mutations, clonal interference and population bottlenecks.},
  author={Paulo R. A. Campos and Lindi M. Wahl},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={64 7},
  pages={1973-83}
}
The rate at which a population adapts to its environment is a cornerstone of evolutionary theory, and recent experimental advances in microbial populations have renewed interest in predicting and testing this rate. Efforts to understand the adaptation rate theoretically are complicated by high mutation rates, to both beneficial and deleterious mutations, and by the fact that beneficial mutations compete with each other in asexual populations (clonal interference). Testable predictions must also… CONTINUE READING

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