Role of evolution by natural selection in population dynamics

  • Droz M
  • Pekalski A
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Using a Monte Carlo approach we study the role of inheritance and
natural selection in the dynamics of populations. We show that a
population subject to inheritance has a much better chance of survival
in a given condition than a population where new generations do not
inherit genomes of their parents. The dependence of the survival
chance on such factors as selection pressure, fecundity, or carrying
capacity of the system is much stronger when selection and inheritance
are present. We demonstrate, in accordance with biological observations,
that in certain conditions evolution can save a population which
would perish without it

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  • carrying capacity CHANCE condition DEPENDENCE DYNA

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  • M Droz

  • A Pekalski

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