Convergence to equilibrium in a genetic model with differential viability between the sexes

J Math Biol. 1987;25(5):477-90. doi: 10.1007/BF00276194.


A single locus, diallelic selection model with female and male viability differences is studied. If the variables are ratios of allele frequencies in each sex, a 2-dimensional difference equation describes the model. Because of the strong monotonicity of the resulting map, every initial genotypic structure converges to an equilibrium structure assuming that no equilibrium has eigenvalues on the unit circle.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Alleles*
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mathematics
  • Models, Genetic
  • Sex Characteristics*
  • Survival*