Lipidia is a new simulation system that is related to the “Lipid World” scenario for the origin of life. Lipidia allows for conducting experiments with a population of assemblies containing lipid-like molecules on a two dimensional grid. The dynamics of the assemblies is modelled using the Graded Autocatalysis Replication Domain (GARD) model. New experiments using a finite environment model with GARD were conducted with Lipidia. The experiments show that more self-replicating assembly species appear when using a model of finite environment than when using a model of infinite environment. In many species the number of individuals increases as well.
|Title of host publication||Artificial Life IX|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Artificial Life|
|Editors||J. Pollack, M. Bedau, P. Husbands, T. Ikegami, R. A. Watson|
|State||Published - 2004|