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How bad is to be slow-reacting?

Published inThe European Physical Journal. B, Condensed Matter, vol. 65, no. 3, p. 341-346
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Publication date2008

We consider a simple-model population, whose individuals react with a certain delay to temporal variations of their habitat. We investigate the impact of such a delayed-answer on the survival chances of the population, both in a periodically changing environment, and in the case of an abrupt change of it. It is found that for populations with low degree of mutation-induced variability, being “slow-reacting” decreases the extinction risk due to environmental changes. On the contrary, for populations with high mutation amplitude, the delayed reaction reduces the survival chances.

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BENA COPPEX, Ioana Carla et al. How bad is to be slow-reacting? In: The European Physical Journal. B, Condensed Matter, 2008, vol. 65, n° 3, p. 341–346. doi: 10.1140/epjb/e2008-00157-2
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