Volume 7, Issue 3
Effects of Complex System Topology on the Bak-Sneppen Evolution Model

L. Guo and X. Cai


Commun. Comput. Phys., 7 (2010), pp. 534-543.

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  • Abstract

In this paper, we investigate by numerical simulations the Bak-Sneppen model (BSM) for biological evolution on scale-free networks (SFNs) with various degree exponents γ. We find that the punctuated equilibrium is rather robust with respect to the network topology. Furthermore, we analyze the evolution of the critical average fitness hfi∗ and the exponent τ of hfi0 avalanche as a function of α (i.e., the degree exponent γ). Our observations indicate the dependence of evolutionary dynamics of BSM on the complex biosystem topology.

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Published online: 2010-07

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