Computer simulation of ageing with an extended penna model

  • A. Z. Maksymowicz
  • M. Bubak
  • K. Zajăc
  • M. Magdoń
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This paper presents the results of computer simulation obtained with two modifications of the Penna bit-string model of biological ageing. Extinction of population may be caused by number of reasons, overhunting or too many harmful mutations inherited by offsprings among them. In this work we concentrate on population growth dynamics and their age distribution characteristics, such as number of mutations or survival rate, for different hunting and/or inherited harmful mutations rates, and discuss the role of bad mutations threshold fluctuations for possible improvement in health of the final population.


Mutation Rate Cellular Automaton Critical Line Final Population Environmental Capacity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Z. Maksymowicz
    • 1
  • M. Bubak
    • 2
    • 3
  • K. Zajăc
    • 2
  • M. Magdoń
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Nuclear TechniquesAGH Mickiewicza 30KrakówPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceAGHKrakówPoland
  3. 3.Academic Computer Centre CYFRONETKrakówPoland
  4. 4.Department of Mathematical StatisticsAgriculture UniversityKrakówPoland

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