Exponential growth for self-reproduction in a catalytic reaction network: relevance of a minority molecular species and crowdedness

@article{Kamimura2018ExponentialGF,
  title={Exponential growth for self-reproduction in a catalytic reaction network: relevance of a minority molecular species and crowdedness},
  author={Atsushi Kamimura and Kunihiko Kaneko},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2018},
  volume={20}
}
Explanation of exponential growth in self-reproduction is an important step toward elucidation of the origins of life because optimization of the growth potential across rounds of selection is necessary for Darwinian evolution. To produce another copy with approximately the same composition, the exponential growth rates for all components have to be equal. How such balanced growth is achieved, however, is not a trivial question, because this kind of growth requires orchestrated replication of… 

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