Integrated Evolutionary Algorithms

  • Pavel Ošmera
  • Jan Roupec
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 14)


The role of sex in evolutionary algorithms, difference between gene and meme are presented. The role of Darwinian selection process, Mendelians genetics, Lamarckian inheritance, Baldwin effect and Dawkins theory of memes are discussed. All states of integrated evolution can be stored in four memories. It is impossible to describe all evolutionary problems only by Mendel, Darwin, Lamarck, Baldwin, or Dawkins ideas; only all these theories together can cover the complex structure of evolution. The adaptive significance of sexuality in GAs and the comparison with standard GAs using lifetime limit are presented.


Sexual Reproduction Seed Trait Mendelian Genetic Limited Lifetime Baldwin Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Ošmera
    • 1
  • Jan Roupec
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Automation and Computer ScienceBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

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