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Epistasis in Predator-Prey Relationships
Open Journal of Applied Sciences
  • Iuliia Inozemtseva
  • James P. Braselton, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
DOI
10.4236/ojapps.2014.49046
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Abstract
Epistasis is the interaction between two or more genes to control a single phenotype. We model epistasis of the prey in a two-locus two-allele problem in a basic predator-prey relationship. The resulting model allows us to examine both population sizes as well as genotypic and phenotypic frequencies. In the context of several numerical examples, we show that if epistasis results in an undesirable or desirable phenotype in the prey by making the particular genotype more or less susceptible to the predator or dangerous to the predator, elimination of undesirable phenotypes and then genotypes occurs.
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Copyright © 2014 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY). Article obtained from the Open Journal of Applied Sciences.

Citation Information
Iuliia Inozemtseva and James P. Braselton. "Epistasis in Predator-Prey Relationships" Open Journal of Applied Sciences Vol. 4 (2014) p. 473 - 491
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_braselton/26/