Complexity Digest 2012.01 - 10
Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Gershenson
Founding Editor: Gottfried Mayer
Predictability of Evolutionary Trajectories in Fitness Landscapes, PLoS Comput Biol
Excerpt: Is evolution deterministic, hence predictable, or stochastic, that is unpredictable? What would happen if one could “replay the tape of evolution”: will the outcomes of evolution be completely different or is evolution so constrained that history will be repeated? Arguably, these questions are among the most intriguing and most difficult in evolutionary biology. In other words, the predictability of evolution depends on the fraction of the trajectories on fitness landscapes that are accessible for evolutionary exploration.
- Source: Predictability of Evolutionary Trajectories in Fitness Landscapes
[ http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002302 ], Alexander E. Lobkovsky, Yuri I. Wolf, Eugene V. Koonin, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002302, PLoS Comput Biol 7(12): e1002302, 2011/12/15