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Stochastic Evolutionary Dynamics: Drift vs. Draft

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


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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
Skipper, Robert
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 15:13
Item ID: 2444

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