Analysis of adaptive walks on NK fitness landscapes with different interaction schemes

@article{Nowak2015AnalysisOA,
  title={Analysis of adaptive walks on NK fitness landscapes with different interaction schemes},
  author={Stefan Nowak and Joachim H A Krug},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment},
  year={2015},
  volume={2015}
}
  • S. Nowak, J. Krug
  • Published 26 March 2015
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Fitness landscapes are genotype to fitness mappings commonly used in evolutionary biology and computer science which are closely related to spin glass models. In this paper, we study the NK model for fitness landscapes where the interaction scheme between genes can be explicitly defined. The focus is on how this scheme influences the overall shape of the landscape. Our main tool for the analysis are adaptive walks, an idealized dynamics by which the population moves uphill in fitness and… 

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