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    Genetic Repair for Optimization under Constraints Inspired by Arabidopsis Thaliana

    FitzGerald, Amy and O'Donoghue, Diarmuid (2008) Genetic Repair for Optimization under Constraints Inspired by Arabidopsis Thaliana. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature --- PPSN X. Springer Verlag, pp. 399-408. ISBN 9783540876991

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    It has recently been proposed that the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana thale cress, uses a newly discovered genetic repair system to repair errors at the genetic level. A. thaliana uses information from the grandparent's genes as a basis for this correction --- so genetic information appears to skip a generation. We apply this gene repair strategy to a combinatory optimization problem, firstly comparing the performance of parent and grandparent based repair. Subsequent experiments expand our understanding of the GeneRepair algorithm, by examining the parameters of fitness and direction involved in the generepair process. Our results point to a tentative explanation as to why A. thaliana might have evolved such an apparently complex inheritance process.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Evolutionary optimization; genetic repair; constraints; Arabidopsis thaliana;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8167
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    Depositing User: Dr. Diarmuid O'Donoghue
    Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 16:38
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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