Tag Archives: Evolution

Eigen quasispecies model and isometry groups

Quite some time ago Yura Semenov and I uploaded yet another paper on the quasispecies theory (this is a continuation of this research), here is an archive link. The title of the paper is “On Eigen’s quasispecies model, two-valued fitness … Continue reading

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Human Evolution in Scientific American

The latest issue of Scientific American is specially devoted to the human evolution. A lot of interesting articles. Link

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Mathematical analysis of quasispecies model

Finally I uploaded a third our paper on the analysis of quasispecies model. Here all the links together: Linear algebra of the permutation invariant Crow-Kimura model of prebiotic evolution (This text deals with the symmetric or permutation invariant fitness landscape and … Continue reading

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Eugene Koonin on evolution

Here is a link to online version of Eugene’s lecture on the modern view on evolution (“modern” with a caveat that quite a number of well known biologists probably would not agree with some of the premises of the lecture). … Continue reading

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The role of selection in evolution

Here is an absolutely wonderful answer by Dr. Coyne to one of the letters he got. In a nutshell it deals with what leading evolutionary biologists actually think about the role of selection in the modern  evolutionary theory and what other people … Continue reading

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Darwin and Wallace Online

The complete works of the founding fathers of the theory of evolution by means of natural selection are online: Darwin Online Wallace Online  

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Peppered moth and evolution: The end of the story?

Here is the abstract from Selective bird predation on the peppered moth: the last experiment of Michael Majerus: Colour variation in the peppered moth Biston betularia was long accepted to be under strong natural selection. Melanics were believed to be fitter than … Continue reading

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What we know about the horizontal gene transfer

Here is a very informative site, which collects information on the horizontal (or lateral) gene transfer: http://www.panspermia.org/virus.htm Here are a couple of links to posts by Jerry A. Coyne: http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/how-important-is-lateral-gene-transfer/ http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/aphids-nab-pigment-genes-from-fungus/

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The Logic of Chance by Eugene Koonin

The Logic of Chance by Eugene Koonin now can be  found on any internet site selling books (and on many other sites as well). This book gives a synthetic (albeit quite personal) view of the modern evolutionary biology. A significant part of the book … Continue reading

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Non-adaptive origins of genome complexity

Ariel Fernandez and Michael Lynch have published the paper “Non-adaptive origins of interactome complexity”. The paper is open access, in short it argues that the complexity of our (i.e., of multicellular eukaryotes) protein-protein interaction networks is due to the random non-adaptive processes, … Continue reading

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