Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution (part 5): horizontal gene transfer
This talk is for everyone who is interested in how bacteria "do it". Although bacteria are asexual organisms and they reproduce by binary fission, they also have a mechanism called conjugation which allows them to exchange portions of genetic code. Including conjugation in population-genetics equations is not difficult, but as I will show, it leads to some interesting effects.
This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics..