Evolution of species from Darwin theory: A simple model

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Evolution of species is a complex phenomenon. Some theoretical models take into account evolution of species, like the BakSneppen model that obtain punctuated equilibrium from self-organized criticality and the Penna model for biological aging that consists in a bit-string model subjected to aging, reproduction and death. In this work we propose a simple model to study different scenarios used to simulate the evolution of species. This model is based on Darwin's ideas of evolution. The present findings show that punctuated equilibria and stasis seem to be obtained directly from the mutation, selection of parents and the genetic crossover, and are very close to the fossil data analysis. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Moret, M. A., Pereira, H. B. B., Monteiro, S. L., & Galeão, A. C. (2012). Evolution of species from Darwin theory: A simple model. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 391(8), 2803–2806. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2011.12.024

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