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Strategy stability in complex randomly mating diploid populations

  • W. G. S. Hines (a1)


A class of Lyapunov functions is used to demonstrate that strategy stability occurs in complex randomly mating diploid populations. Strategies close to the evolutionarily stable strategy tend to fare better than more remote strategies. If convergence in mean strategy to an evolutionarily stable strategy is not possible, evolution will continue until all strategies in use lie on a unique face of the convex hull of available strategies.

The results obtained are also relevant to the haploid parthenogenetic case.


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Postal address: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1.


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Research supported by NSERC Operating Grant A6187.



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Strategy stability in complex randomly mating diploid populations

  • W. G. S. Hines (a1)


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