Digital organisms and evolution

Graph: evolution genomic sequence of bacteria when plotting distance from ancestor on the vertical axis vs. time

Caption: In vivo versus in silico: Two graphs showing evolution of digital organisms diversifying at different rates over time, depending on whether they are “fed” diverse resources.
Background of slide is a photo of petri dishes showing actual bacterial colonies diversifying at different rates over time depending upon media upon which they are grown.

Source: R. Lenski, Ofria an Cooper, Michigan State University

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