The following references provide some pointers to important work in evolutionary systems biology. For a more comprehensive overview of existing work and a mechanistic framework that details, how various approaches can be combined in principle to obtain causal insights for understanding Landscapes of Incomplete Fitness Traits (LIFTs), see the most recent integrative review (Loewe 2016), which substantially increased the clarity and precision of Loewe (2009).



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