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The Wright-Fisher model is considered in the case where the population size is random and the magnitude of the selective advantage of one of the alleles varies with time. The central question addressed is the possibility of ultimate genetic polymorphism. Partial results are obtained in the general case and complete results in the case where the population size and selective advantage are not density dependent. Bounds on the fixation probability are obtained when the selective advantage is constant. © 1985 Springer-Verlag.

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Journal of Mathematical Biology

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