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On the divergence of species.

Authors
  • Livshits, M A1
  • Volkenstein, M V
  • 1 Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow. , ()
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biosystems
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
301–303
Identifiers
PMID: 1863718
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Speciation may be considered as a kind of non-equilibrium phase transition which is caused by bifurcation at a critical point of instability. It can be shown that multiple branching of an evolutionary tree is highly improbable, since non-degenerate mathematical models describe only binary branchings.

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