A biologist from TECFA @ IMD 13 nov 2001

Allopatric speciation as model of evolution in distributed teams

Definition of species

  • Morphological criteria
  • Reproductive criteria

  • All individuals who reproduce together in natural conditions and produce fecund offspring.

  • Mixing is good :

    Creates diversity , new forms (long term stability)

    Too much is bad (entropy)

  • Barriers are needed : species limits the flux of genes

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12 nov 2001F. Lombard