Asymptotics of steady states of a selection-mutation equation for small mutation rate

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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section A: Mathematics, ISSN: 1473-7124, Vol: 143, Issue: 6, Page: 1123-1146

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Calsina, Àngel; Cuadrado, Sílvia; Desvillettes, Laurent; Raoul, Gaël
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
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We consider a selection-mutation equation for the density of individuals with respect to a continuous phenotypic evolutionary trait. We assume that the competition term for an individual with a given trait depends on the traits of all the other individuals, therefore giving an infinite-dimensional nonlinearity. Mutations are modelled by means of an integral operator. We prove existence of steady states and show that, when the mutation rate goes to zero, the asymptotic profile of the population is a Cauchy distribution. © Royal Society of Edinburgh 2013.