J. Phys. I France
Volume 4, Numéro 6, June 1994
Page(s) 817 - 822
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1994228
J. Phys. I France 4 (1994) 817-822

Short Communication

A model for ageing with hereditary mutations

Stefan 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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