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Volume 2 (2022): Issue 1 (January 2022)

Volume 1 (2021): Issue 1 (January 2021)

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Journal
eISSN
2719-8634
First Published
20 Jun 2021
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
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English

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Volume 1 (2021): Issue 1 (January 2021)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2719-8634
First Published
20 Jun 2021
Publication timeframe
1 time per year
Languages
English

Search

2 Articles

Editorial

Original Study

Open Access

Evidence for Phase Transitions in Replication Fidelity and Survival Probability at the Origin of Life

Published Online: 05 Dec 2021
Page range: 2 - 10

Abstract

Abstract

Highly accurate self-replication of cellular phenotype is a requirement for biological evolution. I previously investigated the degree of self-replication fidelity needed in a viable, evolving population of living cells. Here I present a phase transition approach from non-living chemical complexity to evolving living creatures and illustrate the necessary non-continuity of whatever process led to the origin of evolution. A theoretical approach to the relationship between replication fidelity, survival probability and the capacity to grow and evolve is presented consistent with previous data from experimental simulations. The implications for the origin of life to include explanations for non-continuity are discussed.

Keywords

  • Evolution
  • Continuity
  • Saltation
  • Theoretical Biology
2 Articles

Editorial

Original Study

Open Access

Evidence for Phase Transitions in Replication Fidelity and Survival Probability at the Origin of Life

Published Online: 05 Dec 2021
Page range: 2 - 10

Abstract

Abstract

Highly accurate self-replication of cellular phenotype is a requirement for biological evolution. I previously investigated the degree of self-replication fidelity needed in a viable, evolving population of living cells. Here I present a phase transition approach from non-living chemical complexity to evolving living creatures and illustrate the necessary non-continuity of whatever process led to the origin of evolution. A theoretical approach to the relationship between replication fidelity, survival probability and the capacity to grow and evolve is presented consistent with previous data from experimental simulations. The implications for the origin of life to include explanations for non-continuity are discussed.

Keywords

  • Evolution
  • Continuity
  • Saltation
  • Theoretical Biology

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