Toward a Selection Theory of Molecular Evolution

  title={Toward a Selection Theory of Molecular Evolution},
  author={Matthew W. Hahn},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  • Matthew W. Hahn
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    Evolution; international…
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Neutral Theory Models describing the dynamics of genetic variants with no effect on fitness—so-called neutral models—have been around almost as long as the field of population genetics (Fisher 1922; Wright 1931). Decades after the first models were introduced Motoo Kimura gave a complete description of the dynamics of neutral mutations in finite populations, using mathematical tools borrowed from particle physics (Kimura 1955). Although the elegance of this and other results from Kimura and… CONTINUE READING
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