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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2004 vol. 6)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 74-81
Suzana Moss de Oliveira , Universidade Federal Fluminense
Jorge S. S? Martins , Universidade Federal Fluminense
Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira , Universidade Federal Fluminense
Karen Luz-Burgoa , Universidade Federal Fluminense
Armando Ticona , Universidade Federal Fluminense
Thadeu J.P. Penna , Universidade Federal Fluminense
Recent results obtained by the application of the Penna model to problems of evolutionary theory are reviewed. The genesis of diploid organisms is studied and compared to other forms of polyploidity. The addition of phenotype-dependent selection and its consequences, considering ecological and/or sexual selection traits, are discussed. This addition made possible the analysis of the mechanism through which sympatric speciation may be driven by changes in the ecology, and the microscopic validation of the handicap principle.
evolution, aging, speciation, Monte Carlo simulations

T. J. Penna, S. M. Oliveira, K. Luz-Burgoa, J. S. Martins, P. M. Oliveira and A. Ticona, "The Penna Model for Biological Aging and Speciation," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 6, no. , pp. 74-81, 2004.
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