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A formal theory of the selfish gene.

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Adaptation is conventionally regarded as occurring at the level of the individual organism. In contrast, the theory of the selfish gene proposes that it is more correct to view adaptation as occurring at the level of the gene. This view has received much popular attention, yet has enjoyed only limited uptake in the primary research literature. Indeed, the idea of ascribing goals and strategies to genes has been highly controversial. Here, we develop a formal theory of the selfish gene, using ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Journal:
Journal of evolutionary biology More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
8
Pages:
1801-1813
Publication date:
2011-08-01
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EISSN:
1420-9101
ISSN:
1010-061X
Language:
English
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pubs:209760
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uuid:cbd2626f-4b38-4d30-a854-c66ec3a53b1e
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pubs:209760
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209760
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2012-12-19

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