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Bioinformatics Preprint 03-003

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The Topology of Evolutionary Biology

Bärbel M.R. Stadler and Peter F. Stadler

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LNCS , (2003)

Central notions in evolutionary biology are intrinsically topological. This claim is maybe most obvious for the discontinuities associated with punctuated equilibria. Recently, a mathematical framework has been developed that derives the concepts of phenotypic characters and homology from the topological structure of the \emph{phenotype space}. This structure in turn is determined by the genetic operators and their interplay with the properties of the genotype-phenotype map.

Generalized Topology, Continuity, Punctuated Equilibria, Homology, Genotype-Phenotype Map

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