The recovery of a recessive allele in a Mendelian diploid model

Localisation: Institut polytechnique de Grenoble, France
Type: Groupe de travail probabilités
Site: UPEC
Salle P2 131, Université Paris-Est - Créteil
Date de début:
16/05/2017 - 13:45
Date de fin:
16/05/2017 - 14:45

I will review some important works about stochastic individual-based models of adaptive dynamics, which describe the Darwinian evolution of asexual populations as birth and death processes with competition. Then I will present the counterpart of these models for diploid populations, reproducting according to Mendelian rules. I will present a result of genetic coexistence, showing that diploid populations have a selective advantage with respect to haploid ones : they are able to survive environmental changes much longer. This is a joint work with A. Bovier and R. Neukirch (Uni Bonn).