The Microbial Genetic Algorithm

@inproceedings{Harvey2009TheMG,
  title={The Microbial Genetic Algorithm},
  author={I. Harvey},
  booktitle={ECAL},
  year={2009}
}
  • I. Harvey
  • Published in ECAL 2009
  • Biology, Computer Science
We analyse how the conventional Genetic Algorithm can be stripped down and reduced to its basics. We present a minimal, modified version that can be interpreted in terms of horizontal gene transfer, as in bacterial conjugation. Whilst its functionality is effectively similar to the conventional version, it is much easier to program, and recommended for both teaching purposes and practical applications. Despite the simplicity of the core code, it effects Selection, (variable rates of… Expand
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