Kenyon College -- Department of Biology

Some Evo Research with Digital Populations

(All on E-Reserve for BIOL 391)

These are the papers that students will present and critique through the semester.
We’ll establish the schedule of student presentations early in the semester.

M. A. Bedau, 2003. Artificial life: organization, adaptation, and complexity from the bottom up. Trends in Cognitive Science 7: 505-512.

Burtsev & Turchin. 2006. Evolution of cooperative strategies from first principles. Nature, 440: 1041-1044

Hagstrom, G, et al. Using Avida to test the effects of natural selection on phylogenetic reconstruction methods. Artificial Life 2004 Spring;10(2):157-66.

Lenski, R. 2004. Phenotypic and genomic evolution during a 20,000-generation experiment with the bacterium Escherichia coli. Plant Breeding Reviews 24:225-265.

Lenski, R. E., C. Ofria, R. T. Pennock, and C. Adami. 2003. The evolutionary origin of complex features. Nature 423:139-144.

Ofria C and Adami C. Evolution of Genetic Organization in Digital Organisms
Proc. of DIMACS workshop Evolution as Computation, Jan 11-12 Princeton, NJ, Landweber L and Winfree E, eds (Springer, 1999) p. 167

Lenski RE, Ofria C, Collier TC, and Adami C. Genome complexity, robustness and genetic interactions in digital organisms. Nature 400: 661-664 (1999).

Wilke, CO, et al. Evolution of digital organisms at high mutation rates leads to survival of the flattest. Nature 412: 331-331 (2001).

Wilke, CO. (2003) Does the Red Queen reign in the kingdom of digital organisms? Physics Abstracts. arXiv URL: