Punctuated equilibrium based on a locally ambiguous niche

Yukio Pegio Gunji*, Tomoko Sakiyama, Hisashi Murakami

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

5 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Punctuated equilibrium, recently regarded as the power law distribution of lifespan, is estimated with respect to self-organized criticality. Previous explanations were based on a global property, such as the selection of species depending on their fitness, however a particular entity defined through such global property cannot be relevant to the notion of "self". Here, we introduce local ambiguity of a niche with respect to function and define a function network by using two types of maps. Due to the local complex structure of the function network, motif and lateral connections, some species are easily replaced by others, and other species have long lives. Punctuated equilibrium can, therefore, be explained by local ambiguous interaction, which suggests the notion of self and supports the idea of self-organized criticality.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)99-105
ページ数7
ジャーナルBioSystems
123
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 9月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 統計学および確率
  • モデリングとシミュレーション
  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)
  • 応用数学

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