On cellular Darwinism: Mitochondria

Bull, L. (2016) On cellular Darwinism: Mitochondria. Artificial Life, 22 (1). pp. 112-118. ISSN 1064-5462 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/25781

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The significant role of mitochondria within cells is becoming increasingly clear. This short paper uses the NKCS model of coupled fitness landscapes to explore aspects of organelle-nucleus coevolution. The phenomenon of mitochondrial diversity is allowed to emerge under a simple intra-cellular evolutionary process, including varying the relative rate of evolution by the organelle. It is shown how the conditions for the maintenance of more than one genetic variant of mitochondria are similar to those previously suggested as needed for the original symbiotic origins of the relationship using the NKCS model.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:evolution, mitochondria, cellular Darwinism
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:25781
Deposited By: Professor L. Bull
Deposited On:17 Jun 2015 09:23
Last Modified:25 Nov 2017 08:23

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