In an attempt to explain the uniqueness of the coding mechanism of living cells as contrasted with the multispecies structure of ecosystems we examine two models of individuals with some replicutive properties. In the first model the system generically remains in a multispecies state. Even though for some of these species the replicative probability is very high, they are unable to invade the system. In the second model, in which the death rate depends on the type of the species, the system relatively quickly reaches a single-species state and fluctuations might at most bring it to yet another single-species state.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2000|