Resilience in a semelparous Penna model

  • Amancio II Subade Manceras National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Ronald S Banzon National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
Keywords: population modeling, genetic diversity, Penna model, selection

Abstract

We consider the effect of a harsher environment on Penna populations with different genetic diversities. A change in the environment, in the form of an epidemic, is simulated by a lowering of the mutation threshold. Our results suggest that populations with greater genetic diversity have a greater probability of survival during an epidemic.

Published
2017-06-07
Section
Computational Physics and Simulations