Max Shpak

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A survey of unequal crossover systems and their mathematical properties
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, P O Box 208106, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8106, USA
    Bull Math Biol 64:703-46. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Aggregation of variables and system decomposition: Applications to fitness landscape analysis
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, 37996 1610, Knoxville, TN, USA
    Theory Biosci 123:33-68. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolution of variance in offspring number: the effects of population size and migration
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 1610, USA
    Theory Biosci 124:65-85. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Simon-Ando decomposability and fitness landscapes
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, 37996, Knoxville, TN, USA
    Theory Biosci 123:139-80. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of deleterious mutations in allopatric speciation
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 1610, USA
    Evolution 59:1389-99. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of life cycle and migration in selection for variance in offspring number
    Max Shpak
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
    Bull Math Biol 69:837-60. 2007
  7. pmc The phylogeny and evolution of deoxyribonuclease II: an enzyme essential for lysosomal DNA degradation
    Max Shpak
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:841-54. 2008

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. ncbi request reprint A survey of unequal crossover systems and their mathematical properties
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, P O Box 208106, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8106, USA
    Bull Math Biol 64:703-46. 2002
    ..Finally, some preliminary work is presented which suggests that the more general models based on misalignment probabilities seem to also converge to stationary distributions, which are most likely functions of parameter value p...
  2. ncbi request reprint Aggregation of variables and system decomposition: Applications to fitness landscape analysis
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, 37996 1610, Knoxville, TN, USA
    Theory Biosci 123:33-68. 2004
    ..We propose that the aggregate variable descriptions of mutation-selection systems offer a potential formal definition of units of selection and evolution...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolution of variance in offspring number: the effects of population size and migration
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 1610, USA
    Theory Biosci 124:65-85. 2005
    ..It is noted in the appendix that while Gillespie [1974. Am. Nat. 108, 145-151] does seem to be heuristically accurate, it is not clear that the definition of effective fitness follows from his derivation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Simon-Ando decomposability and fitness landscapes
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, 37996, Knoxville, TN, USA
    Theory Biosci 123:139-80. 2004
    ..For these reasons, the Simon-Ando formalism does not appear to be applicable to other forms of decomposition and aggregation of variables that are important in evolutionary systems...
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of deleterious mutations in allopatric speciation
    Max Shpak
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 1610, USA
    Evolution 59:1389-99. 2005
    ..Even when the selection coefficients generated are too low to drive speciation, epistatic interactions between deleterious mutations offer a possible explanation for both outbreeding depression and hybrid vigor...
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of life cycle and migration in selection for variance in offspring number
    Max Shpak
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
    Bull Math Biol 69:837-60. 2007
    ..These results are found to be qualitatively consistent with the individual-based simulation results in Shpak [Theor. Biosci.124:65-85, 2005]...
  7. pmc The phylogeny and evolution of deoxyribonuclease II: an enzyme essential for lysosomal DNA degradation
    Max Shpak
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:841-54. 2008
    ..The various absences in many eukaryotic lineages are accounted for by loss of phagotrophic function in intracellular parasites, in obligate autotrophs, and in saprophytes...