Theoretical conditions for the stationary reproduction of model protocells.

  title={Theoretical conditions for the stationary reproduction of model protocells.},
  author={Fabio Mavelli and Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo},
  journal={Integrative biology : quantitative biosciences from nano to macro},
  volume={5 2},
In previous works we have explored the dynamics of chemically reacting proto-cellular systems, under different experimental conditions and kinetic parameters, by means of our stochastic simulation platform 'ENVIRONMENT'. In this paper we, somehow, turn the question around: accepting some broad modeling assumptions, we investigate the conditions under which simple protocells will spontaneously settle into a stationary reproducing regime, characterized by a regular growth/division cycle and the… CONTINUE READING

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