Figure 4.

Haploid and diploid mating stability. When compared with the DOV model, diploid mating displays a very different behavior. As with the haploid model, the discrete model excels in smaller networks, with rates as high as 60%, but falls sharply and starts oscillating between 10-40% in individuals with more than 10 genes. The continuous model shows the opposite pattern starting at values between 20-40% for small networks and consistently increasing as the number of genes grows, achieving values of 43-47% for the rate of viability with networks greater than 10 interacting genes. This result suggests that diploid mating has a greater impact on viability in the continuous model.

Carneiro et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:363   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-363
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