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Alive or Dead?

Ricard Solé and Santiago F. Elena

in Viruses as Complex Adaptive Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691158846
eISBN:
9780691185118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158846.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The classical view of viruses as intracellular parasites requiring available molecular machinery to replicate themselves suggests that they can be considered as some sort of program. In this context, ... More


Evolution

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

After having discussed how life might have originated in the early Earth (chapter 6), chapter 7 looks at how living organisms evolve by natural selection. It does that from a quantitative ... More


The Theory of Life’s Origins

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Theoretical studies (philosophy, mathematical modelling, computer simulations, genomics and bioinformatics) have had a profound influence on our understanding of life’s origins. Replication-first and ... More


Modern Applications of Graph Theory

Vadim Zverovich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198856740
eISBN:
9780191890024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856740.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book discusses many modern, cutting-edge applications of graph theory, such as traffic networks and Braess’ paradox, navigable networks and optimal routing for emergency response, ... More


Evolutionary Dynamics

David D. Nolte

in Introduction to Modern Dynamics: Chaos, Networks, Space, and Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844624
eISBN:
9780191880216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844624.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Evolutionary dynamics treats the growth and decay of populations under conditions that influence reproduction, competition, predation and selection. The Lotka–Volterra equations are population ... More


Graphs in Molecular Epidemiology: P. SkumsandV. Zverovich

Vadim Zverovich

in Modern Applications of Graph Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198856740
eISBN:
9780191890024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856740.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Graphs and networks are used in molecular epidemiology to model the evolution of viruses and their spread during outbreaks and epidemics. They are instrumental at different stages of the ... More


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