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Equilibrium Allele Distribution in Trading Populations

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This paper extends the results of Saint-Paul (2007) regarding the long-run survival rates of alleles in trading populations, to a more general context where the number of loci is arbitrarily large under general assumptions about sexual reproduction. The central result is that fitness-reducing alleles can survive in a trading population, provided their frequency is not too large. However, the greater the number of loci that matter for fitness, the more stringent the conditions under which these alleles can survive.

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Saint-Paul, G. (2015) Equilibrium Allele Distribution in Trading Populations. Natural Science, 7, 103-116. doi: 10.4236/ns.2015.73012.

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