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Evolutionary shaping of demographic schedules.

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Evolutionary processes of natural selection may be expected to leave their mark on age patterns of survival and reproduction. Demographic theory includes three main strands--mutation accumulation, stochastic vitality, and optimal life histories. This paper reviews the three strands and, concentrating on mutation accumulation, extends a mathematical result with broad implications concerning the effect of interactions between small age-specific effects of deleterious mutant alleles. Empirical d...

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10.1073/pnas.1400841111

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Statistics
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Author
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America More from this journal
Volume:
111 Suppl 3
Issue:
SUPPL.3
Pages:
10846-10853
Publication date:
2014-07-01
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Language:
English
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uuid:d0c5df1a-88f3-4347-8cca-b959b5e744bb
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pubs:475890
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475890
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2014-10-15

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