Nonequilibrium phase transitions in a model for the origin of life.

@article{Ferreira2002NonequilibriumPT,
  title={Nonequilibrium phase transitions in a model for the origin of life.},
  author={Claudia P Ferreira and Jos{\'e} F. Fontanari},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={65 2 Pt 1},
  pages={021902}
}
The requisites for the persistence of small colonies of self-replicating molecules living in a two-dimensional lattice are investigated analytically in the infinite diffusion or mean-field limit and through Monte Carlo simulations in the position-fixed or contact process limit. The molecules are modeled by hypercyclic replicators A that are capable of replicating via binary fission A+E-->2A with production rate s, as well as via catalytically assisted replication 2A+E-->3A with rate c. In… CONTINUE READING
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