Model

The evoself model consists of 

  • a lattice model of a multiphase system such as a  ternary oil-water-amphiphile system
  • a population of spatially distributed combinatorial molecules modulating amphiphile thermodynamics
  • spin lattice dynamics of (heterogeneous) multiphase system
  • thermodynamically consistent diffusion of combinatorial molecules biassed by energetics
  • reactions of combinatorial amphiphiles (e.g. chemical self-replication)
  • evolution induced by these reactions having variant combinatorial byproducts

The model shows that the coevolution of many combinatorial molecules shifting the multiphase system towards a phase conducive to their joint replication and survival can be selected for.

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