Dynamical Analysis of Density-dependent Selection in a Discrete one-island Migration Model

  • Authors: Roberds, James H.; Selgrade, James F.
  • Publication Year: 2000
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Mathematical Biosciences 164 (2000) l-15


A system of non-linear difference equations is used to model the effects of density-dependent selection and migration in a population characterized by two alleles at a single gene locus. Results for the existence and stability of polymorphic equilibria are established. Properties for a genetically important class of equilibria associated with complete dominance in fitness are described. The birth of an unusual chaotic attractor is also illustrated. This attractor is produced when migration causes chaotic dynamics on a boundary of phase space to bifurcate into the interior of phase space, resulting in bistable genetic polymorphic behavior.

  • Citation: Roberds, James H.; Selgrade, James F. 2000. Dynamical Analysis of Density-dependent Selection in a Discrete one-island Migration Model. Mathematical Biosciences 164 (2000) l-15
  • Keywords: selection, migration, genotype, density-dependence, bifurcation
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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