FitzGerald, Amy and O'Donoghue, Diarmuid P.
Investigating the Influence of Population and
Generation Size on GeneRepair Templates.
CIICT 2009 : proceedings of the China-Ireland information and communications technologies conference.
Dept. of Computer Science, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, pp. 252-255.
In 2005 Lolle et al published controversial findings
showing that the Arabidopsis thaliana plant repairs invalid genetic
information using the grandparent as a kind of repair template.
We have previously shown how a genetic repair operator
(GeneRepair) can be used to correct invalid individuals in an
evolutionary strategy. It has been shown that superior results are
produced when the individual’s grandparent is used as the repair
template in comparison to using the individual’s parent. This
paper investigates whether the results produced by GeneRepair
templates are affected by parameters of population size and
number of generations. The results indicate that the grandparent
template outperforms the parent template regardless of
population or generation size. These findings further supports the
controversial theory of Lolle et al.
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