The shape of the competition and carrying capacity kernels affects the likelihood of disruptive selection.

@article{Baptestini2009TheSO,
  title={The shape of the competition and carrying capacity kernels affects the likelihood of disruptive selection.},
  author={Elizabeth Machado Baptestini and Marcus Aloizio Martinez de Aguiar and Daniel I Bolnick and M{\'a}rcio S. S. Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={259 1},
  pages={
          5-11
        }
}
Many quantitative genetic and adaptive dynamic models suggest that disruptive selection can maintain genetic polymorphism and be the driving force causing evolutionary divergence. These models also suggest that disruptive selection arises from frequency-dependent intraspecific competition. For convenience or historical precedence, these models assume that carrying capacity and competition functions follow a Gaussian distribution. Here, we propose a new analytical framework that relaxes the… CONTINUE READING
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