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Stochastic Evolutionary Dynamics: Drift vs. Draft

Skipper, Robert (2004) Stochastic Evolutionary Dynamics: Drift vs. Draft. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    In a small handful of papers in theoretical population genetics, John Gillespie argues that a new stochastic process he calls "genetic draft" is evolutionarily more significant than genetic drift. This case study of chance in evolution explores Gillespie's proposed stochastic evolutionary force and sketches the implications of Gillespie's argument for philosophers' explorations of genetic drift.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: This paper was part of the symposium, "Four Case Studies on Chance in Evolution," with John Beatty, Michael Dietrich, Robert Richardson, Robert Skipper; with commentary by Roberta L. Millstein.
    Keywords: genetic drift, genetic draft, Gillespie, evolution, population genetics
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
    Depositing User: Robert Skipper
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2005
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2444
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2444

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