Reproduction of a Protocell by Replication of a Minority Molecule in a Catalytic Reaction Network

Atsushi Kamimura and Kunihiko Kaneko

Physical Review Letters, 105, 268103 (2010)
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Also introduced in Science and New Scientist.

Supplementary Movies

Division after the replication of Y
X: Y:

X: Y:

X: Y:

Emission of parasite Y'
X: Y: Y':

The X molecules( green particles ) are shown to be semitransparent to make the presentation clearer.