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Symbiosis Enables the Evolution of Rare Complexes in Structured Environments

Mills, Rob and Watson, Richard A., Kampis, George and Szathmáry, Erös(eds.) (2009) Symbiosis Enables the Evolution of Rare Complexes in Structured Environments Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2009), pp. 110-117. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21314-4_14).

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We present a model that considers evolvable symbiotic associations between species, such that one species can have an influence over the likelihood of other species being present in its environment. We show that this process of 'symbiotic evolution' leads to rare and adaptively significant complexes that are unavailable via non-associative evolution.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2009
Keywords: symbiosis, modularity, evolved associations
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity, EEE


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Date deposited: 26 Jul 2009 12:12
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:02

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Author: Rob Mills
Editor: George Kampis
Editor: Erös Szathmáry

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