J. Phys. I France 4 (1994) 817-822
A model for ageing with hereditary mutationsStefan Vollmar and Subinay Dasgupta
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Cologne University, 50937 KöIn, Germany
(Received 13 April 1994, accepted 19 April 1994)
We show that a simple model that incorporates a balance of helpful and deleterious mutations inherited by future generations, leads to an `explanation' of biological ageing. We also investigate the stability limit beyond which the populations decay to zero.
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