Artificial Life VI

Energy Dependent Adaptation of Mutation Rates in Computer Models of Evolution

Jan T. Kim
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Zuechtungsforschung


The evolutionary adaptation of mutation rates is known to play an important role in the molecular evolution of Life as well as in evolutionary algorithms (such as evolution strategies). In molelular Life, active adaptation of mutation rates is associated with an energy cost. However, there is a lack of computer models of evolution which include such an energy cost.

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