Population genetic theory of kin selection. II. The multiplicative model.


Journal Article

Analyzes multiplicative kin selection models incorporating fitness functions which involve products of the costs and benefits that are associated with altruistic actions. Multiplicative models exhibit a number of qualitative differences compared to additive models including the dependence of gene frequency change on a more complex covariance and the existence of strongly noninvasible fixation states associated with intermediate levels of performance of altruism. By regarding the multiplicative model as an additive model with genotype-dependent benefit parameters, the multiplicative model can be reconciled with Hamilton's theory. -Authors

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Uyenoyama, MK; Feldman, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 120 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 614 - 627

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0147

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/284016

Citation Source

  • Scopus