Physics of Biology


Chiral Asymmetry of Self-Reproduction in Cellular Automata Spaces

Authors: Perry W Swanborough

Focusing on the cellular automata (CA) self-replicating structures and state-transition function of H-H Chou and JA Reggia (1997), self-replication is shown to be homochiral. More briefly, chiral asymmetry is shown also for earlier examples of CA self-replicating structures. The work concludes with brief speculation about inevitability or otherwise of homochirality observed in biology.

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