I’ve recently published a paper on inferring the ruggedness of fitness landscapes by the clever use of spatial structure. We call this effect regarding the rates of adaptation, “The Tortoise-Hare Effect.” But instead of repeating myself, I’ll link to a couple summaries.
- One written by myself: Tortoises, hares, and topography: how fitness landscape structure affects the speed of adaptation
- One by the MSU Press Office: TORTOISE APPROACH WORKS BEST – EVEN FOR EVOLUTION
- And, the actual paper: A tortoise–hare pattern seen in adapting structured and unstructured populations suggests a rugged fitness landscape in bacteria
- And, a tweet from one of my advisors:
— Richard E. Lenski (@RELenski) May 16, 2015