Self-reproduction of the SR loop


As genes circulate in the loop counterclockwise, copies of them are made and sent toward the tip of the arm. The arm grows through repetition of straight growth and left turning. When the tip reaches its own root after three left turns, they bond together to form a new offspring loop. Then the connection between parent and offspring disappears. In such a way, the loop reproduces its offspring which has a structure identical to its parent's in the right area, in 151 updates.

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Copyright (C) 1998-2000 by Hiroki Sayama
New England Complex Systems Institute

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