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The Age-Specific Force of Natural Selection and Walls of Death

Abstract:

W. D. Hamilton's celebrated formula for the age-specific force of natural selection furnishes predictions for senescent mortality due to mutation accumulation, at the price of reliance on a linear approximation. Applying to Hamilton's setting the full non-linear demographic model for mutation accumulation of Evans et al. (2007), we find surprising differences. Non-linear interactions cause the collapse of Hamilton-style predictions in the most commonly studied case, refine predictions in othe...

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Wachter, KW More by this author
Steinsaltz, DR More by this author
Publication date:
2008-07-03
URN:
uuid:5e33157b-500b-44da-9792-6cc2b4372282
Source identifiers:
97837
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pubs:97837
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