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Landscape

1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

2. A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. Etc.

3. The pictorial aspect of a country. The landscape of his native country had taken hold on his heart. (Macaulay) landscape gardening, The art of laying out grounds and arranging trees, shrubbery, etc, in such a manner as to produce a picturesque effect.

Origin: D. Landschap; land land _ -schap, equiv. To E. -schip; akin to g. Landschaft, Sw. Landskap, dan. Landskab. See land, and -schip.


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Re: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

R C Lewontin and Andre Ariew prduced a very good paper in 2004 entitled The Confusions of Fitness, you will find it here. http://docencia.med.uchile.cl/evolucion/pdf2005/LEWONTIN2004-fitness.pdf very helpful

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by scottie
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:34 am
 
Forum: Evolution
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Re: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

by immunogoblin
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(
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Re: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

Or does that just mean that it's easier for the pathogen (in this case the virus) to be transmitted to a new species when the fitness valley is shallow? Yes. The location of the organisms in a species tend to concentrate at the peak, but mutations and sexual reproduction keep it spread out around t...

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by Rap
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:38 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(
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Re: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

Or does that just mean that it's easier for the pathogen (in this case the virus) to be transmitted to a new species when the fitness valley is shallow? I hope I'm understanding this correctly. Thanks again Ig

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by immunogoblin
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(
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I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

What does how steep a peak is on a fitness landscape represent? What does that steepness mean for an organism whose genotype is at the bottom of that peak? Can you give me an example? Thanks!

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by immunogoblin
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:01 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(
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