RNA-like replicator systems have been central to many speculative theories on the emergence of Life as network of interacting molecules. In this work, Takeuchi and Hogeweg investigate several parameters (e.g. information maintenance, emergence and storage) to review central concepts such as quasi-species, error threshold, genotype–phenotype map, hypercycle and multilevel selection.
Nobuto Takeuchi and Paulien Hogeweg
Evolutionary dynamics of RNA-like replicator systems: A bioinformatic approach to the origin of life
Physics of Life Reviews,12 June 2012