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Article first published online: 20 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.17581/bp.2015.04212

Complex Dynamics of Multilocus Genetic Systems: A Revisit of Earlier Findings in Relation to Ecosystem Evolution

Sviatoslav R. Rybnikov, Zeev M. Frenkel, Valery M. Kirzhner & Abraham B. Korol

Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

In our earlier studies on polymorphism and recombination in multilocus genetic systems subjected to cyclical selection, situations were found where allele frequencies demonstrated diverse patterns of complex limiting behavior (CLB). In the present paper, these findings are revisited with respect to their explanatory potential for ecosystem evolution. In particular, we show that the revealed CLB patterns and conditions for their emergence are consistent with key regularities of ecosystem evolution suggested by V.A. Krassilov, namely: (i) ecosystem evolution is irreducible to dynamics of allele frequencies; (ii) release of genetic variation is affected by the type of ecosystem evolution; (iii) ecosystem turnovers are potentially sensitive to dynamics of allele frequencies.

Рыбников С.Р., Френкель З.М., Киржнер В.М., Король А.Б. Сложная динамика многолокусных генетических систем: анализ ранее полученных результатов в свете эволюции экосистем. В наших предыдущих исследованиях, посвященных полиморфизму и рекомбинации в многолокусных генетических системах, подверженных циклическому отбору, были выявлены ситуации, когда частоты аллелей демонстрировали различные виды сложного предельного поведения (СПП). В данной работе рассматривается возможность интерпретации полученных ранее результатов в свете эволюции экосистем. В частности, показано, что обнаруженные виды СПП и условия их возникновения согласуются с основными закономерностями эволюции экосистем, сформулированными В. А. Красиловым, а именно: (i) эволюция экосистем несводима к динамике частот аллелей; (ii) высвобождение генетической изменчивости определяется характером эволюции экосистем; (iii) смена экосистем может провоцироваться изменениями в динамике частот аллелей.

Keywords: multilocus genetic systems, complex dynamics, ecosystem evolution, polymorphism, recombination, многолокусные генетические системы, сложная динамика, эволюция экосистем, полиморфизм, рекомбинация



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