|2019-05-06 ||When sinks become sources: adaptive colonization in asexuals|
Florian Lavigne, Guillaume Martin, Yoann Anciaux, Julien Papaïx, Lionel Roques
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Fisher to the rescue
The ability of a population to adapt to a new niche is an important phenomenon in evolutionary biology. The colonisation of a new volcanic island by plant species; the colonisation of a host treated by antibiotics by a-resistant strain; the Ebola virus transmitting from bats to humans and spreading epidemically in Western Africa, are all examples of a population invading a new niche, adapting and eventually establishing in this new environment.
Adaptation to a new niche can be studied using s...