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Conservation of matter increases evolutionary activity. / Hickinbotham, Simon John; Stepney, Susan.

European Conference on Artificial Life 2015. MIT Press, 2015. p. 98-105.

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Hickinbotham, SJ & Stepney, S 2015, Conservation of matter increases evolutionary activity. in European Conference on Artificial Life 2015. MIT Press, pp. 98-105. https://doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch024

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Hickinbotham, S. J., & Stepney, S. (2015). Conservation of matter increases evolutionary activity. In European Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (pp. 98-105). MIT Press. https://doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch024

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Hickinbotham SJ, Stepney S. Conservation of matter increases evolutionary activity. In European Conference on Artificial Life 2015. MIT Press. 2015. p. 98-105 https://doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch024

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Hickinbotham, Simon John ; Stepney, Susan. / Conservation of matter increases evolutionary activity. European Conference on Artificial Life 2015. MIT Press, 2015. pp. 98-105

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