Population genetic theory of kin selection. II. The multiplicative model.

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Analyzes multiplicative kin selection models incorporating fitness functions which involve products of the costs and benefits that are associated with altruistic actions. Multiplicative models exhibit a number of qualitative differences compared to additive models including the dependence of gene frequency change on a more complex covariance and the existence of strongly noninvasible fixation states associated with intermediate levels of performance of altruism. By regarding the multiplicative model as an additive model with genotype-dependent benefit parameters, the multiplicative model can be reconciled with Hamilton's theory. -Authors





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Uyenoyama, MK, and M Feldman (1982). Population genetic theory of kin selection. II. The multiplicative model. American Naturalist, 120(5). pp. 614–627. 10.1086/284016 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/25969.

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Marcy K. Uyenoyama

Professor of Biology

Marcy Uyenoyama studies mechanisms of evolutionary change at the molecular and population levels. Among the questions under study include the prediction and detection of the effects of natural selection on genomic structure. A major area of research addresses the development of maximum-likelihood and Bayesian methods for inferring evolutionary processes from the pattern of molecular variation. Evolutionary processes currently under study include characterization of population structure across genomes.

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