Multilevel Selection in Models of Prebiotic Evolution: Compartments and Spatial Self-organization

@article{Hogeweg2004MultilevelSI,
  title={Multilevel Selection in Models of Prebiotic Evolution: Compartments and Spatial Self-organization},
  author={Paulien Hogeweg and Nobuto Takeuchi},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  year={2004},
  volume={33},
  pages={375-403}
}
In this paper we explore the impact of new levels ofselection in models of early evolution.We contrast two types of higher levels of selection. On the one hand we look at spatially explicitmodels of replicators in which, by a process of self-organization, new levels of selection ariseas large scale spatial patterns with a dynamics of their own. Alternatively externally imposedlevels of selection above the basic replicators are created by enclosing the replicators in vesicles.In this paper we… 

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