The dynamics of adaptation on correlated fitness landscapes

@article{Kryazhimskiy2009TheDO,
  title={The dynamics of adaptation on correlated fitness landscapes},
  author={Sergey Kryazhimskiy and Ga{\vs}per Tka{\vc}ik and Joshua B. Plotkin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={106},
  pages={18638 - 18643}
}
Evolutionary theory predicts that a population in a new environment will accumulate adaptive substitutions, but precisely how they accumulate is poorly understood. The dynamics of adaptation depend on the underlying fitness landscape. Virtually nothing is known about fitness landscapes in nature, and few methods allow us to infer the landscape from empirical data. With a view toward this inference problem, we have developed a theory that, in the weak-mutation limit, predicts how a population's… 

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