Evolution of corn oil sensitivity in the flour beetle

R. Rael, T. L. Vincent, R. F. Costantino, J. M. Cushing

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Abstract

We explore the persistence of corn oil sensitivity in a population of the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum using evolutionary game methods that model population dynamics and changes in the mean strategy of a population over time. The strategy in an evolutionary game is a trait that affects the fitness of the organisms. Corn oil sensitivity represents such a strategy in the flour beetle. We adapt an existing model of the ecological dynamics of T. castaneum into an evolutionary game framework to explore the persistence of corn oil sensitivity in the population. The equilibrium allele frequencies resulting from the evolutionary game are evolutionarily stable strategies and compare favorably with those obtained from the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnals of the International Society of Dynamic Games
PublisherBirkhauser
Pages367-376
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Publication series

NameAnnals of the International Society of Dynamic Games
Volume9
ISSN (Print)2474-0179
ISSN (Electronic)2474-0187

Keywords

  • Evolutionarily stable strategy
  • Evolutionary game
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Life history stage
  • Strategy dynamic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Rael, R., Vincent, T. L., Costantino, R. F., & Cushing, J. M. (2007). Evolution of corn oil sensitivity in the flour beetle. In Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games (pp. 367-376). (Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games; Vol. 9). Birkhauser. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-8176-4553-3_18