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dc.contributor.authorProkopenko, M.
dc.contributor.authorPolani, D.
dc.contributor.authorChadwick, M.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-20T07:52:28Z
dc.date.available2011-06-20T07:52:28Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationProkopenko , M , Polani , D & Chadwick , M 2009 , ' Stigmergic gene transfer and emergence of universal coding ' , HFSP Journal , vol. 3 , no. 5 , pp. 317-327 .
dc.identifier.issn1955-2068
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 86962
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 674403f1-439b-4441-83bd-43063c6008b3
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/6004
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 80051805397
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3233-5847/work/86098127
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/6004
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at : http://hfspj.aip.org/ Copyright HFSP Publishing
dc.description.abstractWe consider a simple information-theoretic model for evolutionary dynamics approaching the “coding threshold,” where the capacity to symbolically represent nucleic acid sequences emerges in response to a change in environmental conditions. We study the conditions when a coupling between the dynamics of a “proto-cell” and its proto-symbolic representation becomes beneficial in terms of preserving the proto-cell's information in a noisy environment. In particular, we are interested in understanding the behavior at the “error threshold” level, which, in our case, turns out to be a whole “error interval.” The useful coupling is accompanied by self-organization of internal processing, i.e., an increase in complexity within the evolving system. Second, we study whether and how different proto-cells can stigmergically share such information via a joint encoding, even if they have slightly different individual dynamics. Implications for the emergence of biological genetic code are discussed.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofHFSP Journal
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dc.titleStigmergic gene transfer and emergence of universal codingen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Computer Science
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dcterms.dateAccepted2009
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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