Erratum to: Yukilevich R, Lachance J, Aoki F, True JR. LONG-TERM ADAPTATION OF EPISTATIC GENETIC NETWORKS. Evolution. 2008 Aug 5. [Epub]
A misleading sentence was erroneously included in the final draft of our manuscript (Yukilevich et al 2008). The sentence: “As shown below, much of the accelerated evolution in epistatic networks in Model 2 occurs principally because multiple beneficial mutations sweep simultaneously and recombine to form even more beneficial allelic combinations.” Should read: “As shown below, much of the evolution in epistatic networks in Model 2 involves multiple beneficial mutations sweeping simultaneously and recombining to form even more beneficial allelic combinations.” We did not mean to imply that the presence of recombination accelerates epistatic network evolution in Model 2 relative to evolution of a multiplicative model. Indeed, as Table 4 data in our manuscript and our unpublished data show, the presence of recombination leads to a relative decrease in both genetic variation and in the overall rate of evolution of epistatic models compared to a multiplicative model. We apologize for any misunderstanding this may have caused.