Mutation, Sexual Reproduction and Survival in Dynamic Environments

  title={Mutation, Sexual Reproduction and Survival in Dynamic Environments},
  author={Ruta Mehta and Ioannis Panageas and Georgios Piliouras and Prasad Tetali and Vijay V. Vazirani},
A new approach to understanding evolution [Val09], namely viewing it through the lens of computation, has already started yielding new insights, e.g., natural selection under sexual reproduction can be interpreted as the Multiplicative Weight Update (MWU) Algorithm in coordination games played among genes [CLPV14]. Using this machinery, we study the role of mutation in changing environments in the presence of sexual reproduction. Following [WVA05], we model changing environments via a Markov… 

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