Simulation-based analysis of fitness landscape with application to optimisation problems is discussed in the paper. Methods of analysis of fitness landscapes and measures known in literature are reviewed. Procedure for simulation-based analysis of fitness landscape is introduced. Software prototype to perform this analysis is described. Case study for a vehicle scheduling problem with the time window constraints is given and demonstrates the main steps of fitness landscape analysis applied to simulation optimisation problem. ...
Following the pioneering experiment of Rozen et al. (2002), a number of studies have measured the distribution of the fitness effects of beneficial mutations that are substituted by selection when a single genotype is challenged with adapting to a novel environment. These studies have shown that beneficial mutations of relatively large effect are substituted by selection when populations are challenged with a stressful environment (Bull et al. 2000; Barrett et al. 2006), whereas beneficial mutations with small effects are substituted by selection when populations are challenged with relatively benign environments (Rozen et al. 2002; Hegreness et al. 2006; Perfeito et al. 2007). In agreement with these experiments, and with studies that have measured the fitness effects of beneficial mutations that are substituted over entire adaptive walks (Lenski and Travisano 1994; Novella et al. 1995; Bull et al. 1997; Elena et al. 1998; Elena and Lenski 2003; Schoustra et al. 2009; Hall et al. 2010), we find ...
Van Tienderen recently published a method that links selection gradients between a phenotypic trait and multiple fitness components with the effects of these fitness components on the population growth rate (mean absolute fitness). The method allows selection to be simultaneously estimated across multiple fitness components in a population dynamic framework. In this paper we apply the method to a population of red deer living in the North Block of the Isle of Rum, Scotland. We show that (1) selection on birth date and birth weight can operate through multiple fitness components simultaneously; (2) our estimates of the response to selection are consistent with the observed change in trait values that we cannot explain with environmental and phenotypic covariates; (3) selection on both traits has fluctuated over the course of the study; (4) selection operates through different fitness components in different years; and (5) no environmental covariates correlate with selection because different fitness
One of the central ideas in evolutionary theory is fitness. Different phenotypes have different fitness, which is measured in the average number of offspring. Imagine a set of genetic loci, each of which determines a certain phenotype. Any mutation at any one locus changes the phenotype and comes with either a fitness cost or a benefit. One can represent this through a "fitness landscape", a bi-dimensional plane with peaks and valleys: each point on the plane represents a phenotype and the z-axis represents its fitness. With this set-up, the way a phenotype has evolved accumulating a certain number of mutations throughout evolution can be represented as a path in the landscape. Using fitness landscapes, Bjørn Østman and Randy Olson created a video to visualize evolution in action on the Beacon Center blog. You can see more fitness landscapes demonstrating sympatric speciation ("the process through which new species evolve from a single ancestral species while inhabiting the same geographic ...
Author Summary The fitness effects of mutations are the raw material for natural selection. It has been shown that point mutations typically have strongly deleterious effects in plant and animal RNA viruses, whereas cellular organisms are comparatively more robust. Here, we characterize the fitness effects of random mutations in DNA viruses and compare them with those found in RNA viruses, using six phage species of similar genome sizes. To achieve this goal, we introduced mutations by chemical and site-directed mutagenesis, identified the genetic changes by sequencing, and quantified their fitness effects using growth-rate assays. In all cases, mutations had a strong average impact on fitness. We conclude that mutational sensitivity is a general property of viruses with small genomes and discuss the evolutionary implications of these findings.
User:Gabriel Wu,Gabriel Wu]] 13:52, 4 March 2013 (EST): I think its important to realize that fitness landscapes are mostly abstractions meant to help us visualize whats going on evolutionarily. In reality, we dont actually know where in the landscape we start, but we generate libraries of enough diversity (related to an earlier point made about quantifying library diversity) to try and samples as much of the fitness landscape as possible. In these experiments, we are actually giving ourselves multiple opportunities to find optimum paths. Its true that many times the selection will result in being trapped in a local optima, but other times the selection will result in positioning in other places on the fitness landscape. To the point of limiting our search space and being trapped in local optima, the authors in the review make the point that jumping across the fitness landscape the way you suggest typically results in deleterious effects. But, if you really want to sample other space, ...
An inexpensive prophylactic vaccine offers the best hope to curb the HIV/AIDS epidemic gripping sub-Saharan Africa. Systematic means to guide the design of an effective immunogen for this, and other, infectious diseases are not available. What is required is a method to chart the peaks and valleys of viral fitness as a function of amino acid sequence. An efficacious vaccine would eject the virus from the high fitness peaks, and drive it into the valleys where its compromised fitness impairs its ability to replicate and inflict damage to the host. ...
Résumé : Evolutionary rescue (ER) is the process by which a population, initially destined to extinction due to environmental stress, avoids extinction via adaptive evolution. One of the widely observed pattern of ER (especially in the study of antibiotic resistance) is that it is more likely to occur in mild than in strong stress. This may be due either to purely demographic effects (extinction is faster in strong stress) or to evolutionary effects (adaptation is harder in strong stress). Disentangling the two and predicting the likelihood of ER has important medical or agronomic implications, but also has a strong potential for empirical testing of eco-evolutionary theory, as ER experiments are widespread (at least in microbial systems) and fairly rapid to perform ...
We followed evolutionary change in 12 populations of Escherichia coli propagated for 10,000 generations in identical environments. Both morphology (cell size) and fitness (measured in competition with the ancestor) evolved rapidly for the first 2000 generations or so after the populations were introduced into the experimental environment, but both were nearly static for the last 5000 generations. Although evolving in identical environments, the replicate populations diverged significantly from one another in both morphology and mean fitness. The divergence in mean fitness was sustained and implies that the populations have approached different fitness peaks of unequal height in the adaptive landscape. Although the experimental time scale and environment were microevolutionary in scope, our experiments were designed to address questions concerning the origin as well as the fate of genetic and phenotypic novelties, the repeatability of adaptation, the diversification of lineages, and thus the ...
To best explain cosmogenic drift, we shall need a concept from evolutionary biology known as the fitness landscape. Each point on this landscape corresponds to a different combination of genes, and the height of the landscape at each point represents the average number of progeny, produced by an organism with that combination of genes, which themselves survive to reproduce. The height of the landscape therefore represents the fitness of each possible genotype. Each progenitor produces offspring with genomes in a small neighbourhood of the progenitors position in the landscape. In those parts of the landscape where selection pressures are weak, none of the progeny will have a greater fitness. When selection pressures are weak, the fitness landscape is therefore almost flat. Evolution of a biological population across a flat part of the fitness landscape will be driven by random diffusion. In contrast, in those parts of the landscape where selection operates, the landscape will possess ...
Lysogenic bacteriophage such as lambda integrate into their host genome, but do they regulate specific host genes? This study shows that they do, thereby increasing the fitness of the lysogen.
MHC molecules are critical to the immune response to infection and also influence other essential, but often competing, fitness-related functions such as reproduction and social behavior. Using fecal samples as a non-invasive source of DNA, Wroblewski conducts an extensive comparative immunogenetic study of over 40 populations of wild African apes.. Next generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis of the MHC genomic region characterizes content both conserved and lost, gene flow, and admixture. By identifying the variation in molecules important to innate and adaptive immunity, like those of the MHC, she uses the variable occurrence of diseases, such as SIV and malaria, to determine whether there are signatures of selection characteristic of healthy and diseased populations. Using the data available from long-term study sites, Wroblewski also explores the fitness tradeoffs for these molecules between their roles in immunity and reproduction, and also characterize variation in behavior (mate ...
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Mr. Zuberi is correct regarding some lack of parallels between exotics and GM organisms. Some GE organisms can spread through inter-mating if non-GE counterpart is native to the area of escape or release. Being able to inter-mate both increases and decreases risks. Increased rate of spread increases the chance that a GE organism can become established in the environment, provided the GE organism has some fitness advantage. However, in such cases it is also much easier to do risk assessment because one can cross the GE organism with the non and compare fitness components on a common genetic background. Thus the ability to inter-mate results in a more accurate assessment of relative fitness, which decreases risk because we known then that there is clearly a risk of spread into the ecosystem and either the GE organism should not be released or should be contained by other methods, such as physical containment or bio-containment, i.e. sterility. This discussion emphasizes that harm can only result ...
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4DQ7: Selective pressure causes an RNA virus to trade reproductive fitness for increased structural and thermal stability of a viral enzyme.
So the number of organisms within a system is VERY relevent when talking about the odds. One of them that receives a beneficial mutation in the germ line(and just so you know, most proteins are likely to have evolved in very rapidly-reproducing organisms, which produce hundreds or even thousands of babies at any one time, rather than slow reproducing tetrapods which rarely go over a couple of hundred in their lifetimes) would enjoy greater survival of their offspring which inherited the mutation, and so on and so on, until they outnumbered their conspecifics without the mutution, and were more likely to mate with a relative than a non-relative, until eventually the allele comes to fixation in the population ...
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Inclusive fitness theory, also known as kin selection theory, describes when a trait will be favoured by natural selection [1]. Applied to altruistic traits, inclusive fitness theory explains that an altruist gene is selected for if it is altruistic (assists another at a cost to itself) towards relatives when the cost of altruism is less than its benefit diluted by the chance that the beneficiary does not have the altruist gene [1]. In its more general form, inclusive fitness theory holds that any gene that directs a net benefit towards other copies of itself will be favoured by selection, even if the altruistic and beneficiary genes do not share common descent [1-7]. Altruist genes can, with varying degrees of reliability, identify carriers of the altruism gene in nature in three ways: (i) by recognizing kin, who are likely to share the altruist gene, (ii) in viscous populations, where surrounding organisms are often related, and (iii) by directly sensing the presence of the altruist gene ...
Background: Large artery stiffness, thought to be a marker of cardiovascular disease, is accelerated in persons with diabetes and hypertension. While reduced fatness and increased fitness are associated with lower BP, we tested the hypothesis that increased fatness and reduced fitness are each independently associated with greater aortic stiffness.. Methods: Sedentary subjects (M=60; F=29), mean (SD) age 57.1 (5.8) years, were examined at baseline as part of an exercise training study to reduce BP in persons with type 2 diabetes. Subjects were taking their usual medical therapy. For BP eligibility, subjects were required to have SBP between 120-159 and/or DBP between 80-99 mm Hg during 2 consecutive weekly visits. BP was the mean of the screening visits and a visit after qualification for the study. Aortic stiffness was assessed by carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), using ultrasound probes simultaneously at each of these sites. General fatness was assessed by dual-energy x-ray ...
Cyclical selection that does not result in gene fixation may maintain a parent-offspring (P-O) correlation in fitness that is, most of the time, not far below one-half. This tends to happen when the following conditions are fulfilled: (i) slow cycling in allele frequencies occurs at many loci independently; (ii) most alleles make only small differences to fitness; (iii) dominance in allelic fitness contribution is rare and overdominance rarer still. In contrast, drastic cyclical selection (dependent on large fitness differences without overdominance), because direction reverses so frequently, may give P- 0 correlations in fitness th a t are near zero or even negative. Also, if much fitness variance is maintained by heterozygote advantage, or is caused environmentally, the correlation is reduced in proportion to the ratio of relevant standard deviations. P - 0 correlation in fitness that is almost permanently positive may help to explain mate choice in sexually promiscuous species. The most ...
The results of the model highlight the fact that the evolution of a more-grouped life cycle (increasing p) affects fitness components that are already being affected by previously optimized life-history traits, such as growing time tgr. Life-history traits are closely related to fitness and subject to a constraining trade-off. A fundamental trade-off faced by all organisms is between reproduction and survival. As p increases, all else equal, fecundity decreases and viability increases (because of α and β). Even if the net effect of this change in p is positive, the contrasting effect of changing p on fitness components that trade off with life-history traits such as tgr can be sub-optimal. When p changes, a cell does better (existing as it does for some time in a group context) if it can also adjust tgr to bring the fitness components back into balance. In addition to its direct effects on fitness, increasing tgr increases fecundity and decreases viability, essentially counteracting the lack ...
Contrary to our expectation, the lower quality of plants did not consistently increase the fitness costs of resistance to Bt in P. xylostella. Larval development time was extended for both resistant Karak and Keluang populations on the better-defended host. However, fitness costs acting on survival depended on interactions between population and environment, as found previously (Carrière et al. 2004; Raymond et al. 2005), and for one population (Karak) increased on the higher-quality plants. While population-level effects were tested with very low statistical power (n=2) in the performance experiment, these results reflect our experience of the stability of resistance in these two populations in culture and formal experiments (figure 2). Independent mutations conferring resistance in different strains could be responsible for the variation in fitness costs. Alternatively, differences in genetic background can also alter pleiotropic fitness costs (Bohannan et al. 1999).. A mechanistic ...
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Its worse if youre evolving structures other than strings and arrays. An n-character string is easily analogous to a tuple in some n-dimensional space. But what if we are evolving neural net structures, or state machines, or parse trees? How do we "plot" the fitnesses of these things? How do you even measure the distance between two state machines so that you can build the "grid" that the fitness will be plotted on? Strict mathematical analysis on these problems is tough. Even trying to look at the spaces involved is often next to impossible. There cant be any single plug-n-play way of dumping a plot of your fitness landscape. Doing such a plot requires a large understanding of the independent variables, and probably lots of trial and error. Youre probably better off analyzing the EA results using statistical analysis, as opposed to inspecting the actual fitness landscape ...
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A review: We are presenting the mathematics of the simplest case of rmns, that is a single selection pressure targeting a single gene. The derivation of the equations is done in the context of an empirical example of rmns, that of a bacteria evolving resistance to an antibiotic. This empirical example can be found at http://isites.harvard.edu/...Papers/Weinreich-et-al-2006.pdf. In the Weinreich paper he measured the mutations which evolved resistance to a particular antibiotic. There were a wide variety of variants which evolved resistance but all had in common in that it took 5 mutations to evolve high resistance to the antibiotic. The first beneficial mutation determined the evolutionary trajectory for that variant and the next 4 beneficial mutations required for that evolutionary trajectory. The derivation for the mathematics of rmns for this problem will be done in general terms. That is that a sequence of mutations A,B,C,D and E occur where each ensuing beneficial mutation gives increasing ...
In this paper, we seek to test two hypotheses that could, in principle, account for this deceleration. (H1) The observed deceleration indicates that the rate of evolutionary adaptation is truly slowing down. This occurs as the evolving population approaches a fitness peak or plateau because the remaining number of beneficial mutations, their marginal effect, or both become progressively smaller. This hypothesis assumes that fitness values of the chronologically ordered population samples are both qualitatively and quantitatively transitive; i.e., they follow a strict competitive hierarchy, such that the cumulative fitness improvement relative to the ancestor could be predicted from the incremental gains over the constituent time intervals. (H2) The rate of adaptation continues at the initial rapid pace, and the apparent deceleration is an artifact of using the ancestor as the common yardstick to measure adaptation. Under this hypothesis, fitness values are non-transitive. Consequently, the total ...
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It is instructive to contrast this view of adaptive evolution with Mullers ratchet, a classical model of evolution by deleterious substitutions [53] and [54]. This model postulates a well-adapted initial state of the genome so that all, or the vast majority of, mutations have negative fitness effects. Continuous fixations of slightly deleterious changes then lead to a stationary decline in fitness (i.e. to negative values of ?). Similarly to the infinite-sites approximation, this model neglects compensatory mutations. In a picture of a finite number of sites, it becomes clear that every deleterious substitution leads to the opportunity for at least one compensatory beneficial mutation (or more, if the locus contributes to a quantitative trait), so that the rate of beneficial substitutions increases with decreasing fitness. Therefore, assuming selection is time-independent, decline of fitness (? , 0) is only a transient state and the genome will eventually reach detailed balance between ...
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There are several reasons for this, the first relies on the fact that while "bad" mutations are very easily seen - the organism tends to die and disappear - "good" mutations tend to have a very small effect in the overall adaptation of individuals and so are easily missed. The fact that beneficial mutations with big effects are rare is because when an organism is already living in a particular environment means that is already adapted to it, and so does not need (or can even go through) radical changes. The second reason is because in big populations where organism reproduce very quickly and many beneficial mutations occur at the same time - and these are the only populations where the studies can be done, since only in them evolution occurs on a visible timescale - there is competition between organisms with different mutations. This means that in the end, those with the most beneficial mutations will be reproducing in higher numbers masking the other mutations - this process is called "clonal ...
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