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Exploring the Evolution of Complexity in Signaling Networks


  • John H. Holland


Signaling networks are exemplified by systems as diverse as biological cells, economic markets, and the Web. After a discussion of some general characteristics of signaling networks, this paper explores the adaptive evolution of complexity in a simple model of a signaling network. The paper closes with a discussion of broader questions concerning the evolution signaling networks.

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  • John H. Holland, 2001. "Exploring the Evolution of Complexity in Signaling Networks," Working Papers 01-10-062, Santa Fe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:wop:safiwp:01-10-062

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    Adaptation; biological cells; building blocks; classifier systems; complexity; exploratory models; modules; signaling networks;

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