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Evolving functional and structural dynamism in coupled boolean networks

Bull, Larry

Authors

Lawrence Bull Larry.Bull@uwe.ac.uk
AHOD Research and Scholarship and Prof



Abstract

© 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This article uses a recently presented abstract, tunable Boolean regulatory network model to further explore aspects of mobile DNA, such as transposons. The significant role of mobile DNA in the evolution of natural systems is becoming increasingly clear. This article shows how dynamically controlling network node connectivity and function via transposon-inspired mechanisms can be selected for to significant degrees under coupled regulatory network scenarios, including when such changes are heritable. Simple multicellular and coevolutionary versions of the model are considered.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Artificial Life
Print ISSN 1064-5462
Electronic ISSN 1530-9185
Publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 4
Pages 441-455
APA6 Citation Bull, L. (2014). Evolving functional and structural dynamism in coupled boolean networks. Artificial Life, 20(4), 441-455. https://doi.org/10.1162/ARTL_a_00137
DOI https://doi.org/10.1162/ARTL_a_00137
Keywords Coevolution, discrete dynamical systems, mobile DNA, multicellularity, RBNK model
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/ARTL_a_00137
Additional Information Additional Information : Bull, L. (2014) Evolving functional and structural dynamism in coupled boolean networks. Artificial Life, 20 (4). pp. 441-455. ISSN 1064-5462 Copyright 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/artl

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