Influence of Introduction of Mitosis-Like Processes into Mathematical-Simulation Model of Protocells in RNA World

  • Dariusz MyszorEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 391)


In this article influence of operation of mitosis–like mechanisms, on hybrid simulation–mathematical model of protocells development in RNA world , was presented. Introduced processes are responsible for even distribution of genetic material, between progeny formations, during protocells division phase. Obtained results point out that such mechanisms might improve abilities of genetic information storage by population of protocells, thus they can support process of life emergence, however high fidelity of genes replication is required. Therefore, emergence of genes assortment process should follow improvement of RNA replicase abilities in the area of speed and replication reliability.


Branching processes RNA world Monte Carlo simulations 



The research leading to these results has received funding from BK/266/RAU2/2014.


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  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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