The fixation probability of two competing beneficial mutations

F Yu, Alison Etheridge

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Abstract

Suppose that a beneficial mutation is undergoing a selective sweep when another beneficial mutation arises at a linked locus. We study the fixation probability of the double mutant, i.e., one (produced by recombination) that carries both mutations. Previous analysis works well for the case where the earlier beneficial mutation confers a greater selective advantage than the later mutation, but not so well in the opposite case. We present an approach to approximating the fixation probability in the case where the later mutation confers a greater selective advantage.
Translated title of the contributionThe fixation probability of two competing beneficial mutations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36 - 45
Number of pages10
JournalTheoretical Population Biology
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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Publisher: Elsevier

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