By Pietro Speroni di Fenizio, Peter Dittrich (auth.), Fernando Almeida e Costa, Luis Mateus Rocha, Ernesto Costa, Inman Harvey, António Coutinho (eds.)

This e-book constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the ninth ecu convention on synthetic existence, ECAL 2007, held in Lisbon, Portugal, September 2007.

The one hundred twenty five revised complete papers provided have been rigorously reviewed and chosen. The papers are prepared in topical sections on conceptual articles, morphogenesis and improvement, robotics and independent brokers, evolutionary computation and conception, mobile automata, types of organic structures and their functions, ant colony and swarm platforms, evolution of verbal exchange, simulation of social interactions, self-replication, man made chemistry, and posters.

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O’Brien Fig. 4. Protocell Population Stability are shorter again. However, this cannot happen in this model due to selection at the molecular level. That is, although, on an ongoing basis, shorter substring molecules will arise in individual protocells, they will be unable to build up any significant concentration relative to their already-dominant parasites (per section 4 above) or even just to any unrelated dominant sequence (per section 2). Thus, because of the molecular level selection dynamics, it is actually not possible to create a mutant protocell that is dominated by a shorter length molecular species.

McMullin, C. Kelly, and D. O’Brien which, although fundamentally still Darwinian, seems at least a little counterintuitive. Briefly, we suppose that the replication errors include bit-flips, deletions and insertions (through bit repeats). Given reasonable choices of parameters, and initialising the population with a single homogenous sequence, the dynamic will be as follows. In the first instance, the concentration of the initial sequence will decrease in accordance with the analysis of section 3; but it will remain dominant.

7. Rules are given to the following parts (the numbers of rules are shown in parentheses): the cytoplasm (13), the Golgi body (1) and its membrane (2), and the endosome (1) and its membrane (2). In the initial state, the Golgi body has cargo molecules (denoted by 0#Ld/), and its membrane has receptors (^0#Rec/). The cytoplasm has several kinds of v-molecules including clathrin (0#Cla/), dynamin (0#DynGdpPi/) and v-SNARE (0#Vs/). The endosome initially has no v-molecule inside. Its membrane has t-SNARE (^0#Ts/).

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