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Redundancy creates opportunity in developmental representations

Schramm, L, Jin, Y and Sendhoff, B (2011) Redundancy creates opportunity in developmental representations

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Abstract

This paper investigates the influence of redundancy on the evolutionary performance of a gene regulatory network governing a cellular growth process. Redundancy is believed to play a key role in robustness and evolvability of biological systems. We use a cellular model controlled by a gene regulatory network to evolve elongated morphologies. We show that removing the redundancy in the genome during the evolution decreases the performance of the evolution strategy. A comparing run with few parameters and therefore no redundancy performs worst, which supports the hypothesis that redundancy improves evolvability. © 2011 IEEE.

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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2012 12:45
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/532808

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