Modeling of Evolving RNA Replicators

Jacobo Aguirre, Michael Stich

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    Populations of RNA replicators are a conceptually simple model to study evolutionary processes. Their prime applications comprise molecular evolution such as observed in viral populations, SELEX experiments, or the study of the origin and early evolution of life. Nevertheless, due to their simplicity compared to living organisms, they represent a paradigmatic model for Darwinian evolution as such. In this chapter, we review some properties of RNA populations in evolution, and focus on the structure of the underlying neutral networks, intimately related to the sequence-structure map for RNA molecules.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems
    EditorsJorge Carballido-Landeira, Bruno Escribano
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-33054-9
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2016

    Publication series

    NameNonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems
    ISSN (Print)2199-3041
    ISSN (Electronic)2199-305X


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