Simulating Populations of Protocells with Uneven Division

  • Martina Musa
  • Marco Villani
  • Roberto Serra
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 830)


Protocells should be similar to present-day biological cells, but much simpler. They are believed to have played a key role in the origin of life, and they may also be the basis of a new technology with tremendous opportunities. In this work we study the effect of uneven division processes on the synchronization of the duplication rates of protocells’ membrane and internal materials.


Protocell Protocell populations Models Synchronization Replicators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martina Musa
    • 1
  • Marco Villani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roberto Serra
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Informatics and MathematicsUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  2. 2.European Centre for Living TechnologyCa’ Foscari UniversityVeniceItaly

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