Mathematical issues arising from the directed mutation controversy. Academic Article uri icon


  • During the past 14 years or so a large body of new evidence that supposedly supports the directed mutation hypothesis has accumulated. Interpretation of some of the evidence depends on mathematical reasoning, which can be subtler than it appears at first sight. This article attempts to clarify some of the mathematical issues arising from the directed mutation controversy, thereby offering alternative interpretations of some of the evidence.

published proceedings

  • Genetics

author list (cited authors)

  • Zheng, Q. i.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Zheng, Qi

publication date

  • May 2003