Text S1—Supporting Information for “Multilevel Selection in Models of Prebiotic Evolution II: a Direct Comparison of Compartmentalization and Spatial Self-Organization”


6. The diameter of a colony (sphere) is about 200μm for a template of 120 bases in 15% acrylamide gel (5% bis) [3]. We assumed that the amplification factor of PCR is 10 [4]. Assuming uniformity within a colony, the concentration of polynucleotide is about 40 nM. We assumed that the diffusion constant of ssDNA of 120 bases is 5×10−9 cm/sec in the same gel… (More)


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