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Appears in collection : Mathematical Population Dynamics, Ecology and Evolution 2023 / Mathématiques pour la Dynamique des population, l'Ecologie et l'Evolution

Understanding the adaptation and evolution of populations is a huge challenge, in particular for microorganisms since it plays a main role in the virulence evolution or in bacterial antibiotics resistances. We propose a general stochastic model of population dynamics with clonal reproduction and mutations. Moreover the individuals compete for resources and exchange genes. We show that the horizontal gene transfer can have a major impact on the distribution of the successive mutational fixations, leading to dramatically different behaviors, from expected evolution scenarios to evolutionary suicide, including cyclic behaviours. We present different approaches to capture mathematically these scenarii.

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  • DOI 10.24350/CIRM.V.20039703
  • Cite this video MELEARD Sylvie (4/25/23). Stochastic dynamics for adaptation and evolution of microorganisms. CIRM. Audiovisual resource. DOI: 10.24350/CIRM.V.20039703
  • URL https://dx.doi.org/10.24350/CIRM.V.20039703


  • BILLIARD, Sylvain, COLLET, Pierre, FERRIÈRE, Régis, et al. Stochastic dynamics for adaptation and evolution of microorganisms. arXiv preprint arXiv:1610.00983, 2016. - https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.00983

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