A simple experiment:
simulated evolution using "modules" vs simulated evolution without "modules"
Questions to answer:
1) What kind of fitness landscape might favor modules, if any?
2) Does stochasticity play a role?
3) What is the affect on rate of evolution?
Sunday, March 8, 2009
At the present, instruments for measuring events inside a cell are limited. Although there are techniques using fluorophores to detect molecular events, they are not as quick and simple as GFP.
So the question: is it possible to place GFPs at specific locations such that those different measurements will provide sufficient information for calculating some un-measurable point?
Put in a different way: given a system, find a way to measure parameter X using a minimum number of other parameters (from a limited set of parameters).