Testing a hypothesis for the evolution of sex
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CitationÖRÇAL, B., TÜZEL, E., SEVİM, V., JAN, N., & ERZAN, A. (2000). TESTING A HYPOTHESIS FOR THE EVOLUTION OF SEX. International Journal of Modern Physics C, 11(5), 973-986. doi:10.1142/S0129183100000821
An asexual set of primitive bacteria is simulated with a lit-string Penna model with a Fermi function for survival. A recent hypothesis by Jan, Stauffer, and Moseley on the evolution of sex from asexual cells as a strategy for trying to escape the effects of deleterious mutations is checked. This strategy is found to provide a successful scenario for the evolution of a stable macroscopic sexual population.