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Identifying species by genetic clustering

  title={Identifying species by genetic clustering},
  author={Jaimie Murdock and Larry S. Yaeger},
  booktitle={European Conference on Artificial Life},
Complex artificial life simulations can yield substantially distinct populations of agents corresponding to different adaptations to a common environment or specialized adaptations to different environments. Here we show how a standard clustering algorithm applied to the artificial genomes of such agents can be used to discover and characterize these subpopulations. As gene changes propagate throughout the population, new subpopulations are produced, which show up as new clusters. Cluster… 

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