Summary: We undertake a detailed study of the one-locus two-allele partial selfing selection model. We show that a polymorphic equilibrium can exist only in the cases of overdominance and underdominance and only for a certain range of selfing rates. Furthermore, when it exists, we show that the polymorphic equilibrium is unique. The local stability of the polymorphic equilibrium is investigated and exact analytical conditions are presented.
We also carry out an analysis of local stability of the fixation states and then conclude that only overdominance can maintain polymorphism in the population. When the linear local analysis is inconclusive, a quadratic analysis is performed. For some sets of selective values, we demonstrate global convergence. Finally, we compare and discuss results under the partial selfing model and the random mating model.