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Recombination Spaces, Metrics, and Pretopologies

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  • BŠrbel M. R. Stadler
  • Peter F. Stadler
  • Max Shpak
  • GŸnter P. Wagner
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    The topological features of genotype spaces given a genetic operator have a substantial impact on the course of evolution. We explore the structure of the recombination spaces arising from four different unequal crossover models in the context of pretopological spaces. We show that all four models are incompatible with metric distance measures due to a lack of symmetry.

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    Paper provided by Santa Fe Institute in its series Working Papers with number 01-02-011.

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    Date of creation: Feb 2001
    Handle: RePEc:wop:safiwp:01-02-011
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    1. W. Fontana & P. Schuster, 1998. "Shaping Space: The Possible and the Attainable in RNA Genotype-Phenotype Mapping," Working Papers ir98004, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
    2. W. Fontana & P. Schuster, 1998. "Continuity in Evolution: On the Nature of Transitions," Working Papers ir98039, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
    3. BŠrbel M. R. Stadler & Peter F. Stadler & GŸnter P. Wagner & Walter Fontana, 2000. "The Topology of the Possible: Formal Spaces Underlying Patterns of Evolutionary Change," Working Papers 00-12-070, Santa Fe Institute.
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