Volume 68, Number 6, December 2004
|Page(s)||901 - 907|
|Section||Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology|
|Published online||17 November 2004|
Genetic information and self-organized criticality
Department of Physics, University of Auckland Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
2 Department of Biomathematics, UCLA - Los Angeles, CA 90095-1766 USA
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 14 October 2004
The numerical fitnesses of species defined in the Bak-Sneppen model of self-organized criticality are interpreted as binary strings. This allows new species to be generated by mutation of survivors. It is shown that selection in Bak-Sneppen systems defined on both uniform and random lattices produces genotypes in conformity with the Eigen criterion for the accumulation of genetic information in macromolecular sequences.
PACS: 87.23.Kg – Dynamics of evolution / 05.65.+b – Self-organized systems / 05.70.Jk – Critical point phenomena
© EDP Sciences, 2004
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