Evolution from Proto-Life to Metabolic Networks
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|CSSS Santa Fe 2007
First meeting scheduled for Thu, Jun 7, 10:15am after the lecture.
(Just sign up yourself, if interested, or, whom I've just forgotten)
- Kathryn Cooper
- Amelie Veron
- Wenyun Zuo
- Christian Darabos
- Tim Johann
- Vikas Shah
Given the concept of the Metabolism First Hypothesis, how did early simple and essentially random reaction networks evolve into ones that exhibit characteristics of scale-free and small-world networks? What physically meaningful rules may we find that can lead to this?
Things to consider
- No predefined goal! Besides evolvability.
- How to define fitness? Or, how to define selection without a known fitness function?
- How can we get increasing complexity of metabolites?