Testing a hypothesis for the evolution of sex


Orcal B., Tuzel E., Sevim V., Jan N., Erzan A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, cilt.11, ss.973-986, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1142/s0129183100000821
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.973-986

Özet

An asexual set of primitive bacteria is simulated with a lit-string Penna model with a Fermi function for survival. A recent hypothesis by Jan, Stauffer, and Moseley on the evolution of sex from asexual cells as a strategy for trying to escape the effects of deleterious mutations is checked. This strategy is found to provide a successful scenario for the evolution of a stable macroscopic sexual population.