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What is a Parasite? Defining reaction and network properties in an open ended automata chemistry

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Title of host publicationArtificial Life Conference Proceedings
DateE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jul 2021
Number of pages9
PublisherMIT Press
Original languageEnglish


Open-ended novelty is one of the goals of ALife. This provides challenges for analysis as the system evolves. We provide definitions for several emergent properties, such as parasitism and hypercycles, observed to emerge in an RNA world configuration of the Stringmol automata chemistry, and show how these can simultaneously be mathematically simple, capture the complexity of the processes, and be readily implementable.

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