Evolution and Coevolution of Developmental Programs

Jacob C (1998)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 1998


Publisher: Elsevier

Book Volume: 121-122

Pages Range: 46-50

Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the Europhysics Conference on Computational Physics (CCP 1998)

Event location: Granada ES

URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010465599002775

DOI: 10.1016/S0010-4655(99)00277-5


The developmental processes of single organisms, such as growth and structure formation, can be described by parallel rewrite systems in the form of Lindenmayer systems, which also allow one to generate geometrical structures in 3D space using turtle interpretation. We present examples of L-systems for growth programs of plant-like structures. Evolution-based programming techniques are applied to design L-systems by Genetic L-system Programming (GLP), demonstrating how developmental programs for plants, exhibiting specific morphogenetic properties can be interactively bred or automatically evolved. Finally, we demonstrate coevolutionary effects among plant populations consisting of different species, interacting with each other, competing for resources like sunlight and nutrients, and evolving successful reproduction strategies in their specific environments.

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Jacob, C. (1998). Evolution and Coevolution of Developmental Programs. Computer Physics Communications, 121-122, 46-50. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0010-4655(99)00277-5


Jacob, Christian. "Evolution and Coevolution of Developmental Programs." Computer Physics Communications 121-122 (1998): 46-50.

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