A mathematical model of the interaction between two levels of selection (intracellular and cellular) is presented. The paradigm is that of a selfish intracellular replicator, such as a strand of selfish DNA, that reproduces itself at the expense of the efficiency of the structure of the cell. A mathematical analysis is conducted and conditions for the survival of the selfish replicators are obtained explicitly. Our results indicate that, if reproduction is asexual, mechanisms of horizontal transfer of genes are essential for the fixation of such replicators in the population and also that less harmful replicators have a better chance of infecting a whole population, while aggressive ones will usually successfully infect only a part of it.
Computational and Applied Mathematics – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 16, 2016
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