Simulated self-organization of death by inherited mutations

Jorge S. Sá Martins, Dietrich Stauffer, Paulo M.C. de Oliveira, Suzana Moss de Oliveira
2009 Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências  
An agent-based computer simulation of death by inheritable mutations in a changing environment shows a maximal population, or avoids extinction, at some intermediate mutation rate of the individuals. Our results indicate that death seems needed to allow for evolution of the fittest, as required by a changing environment.
doi:10.1590/s0001-37652009000400010 pmid:19893897 fatcat:4plxakngvrba7hs3slovu2himu