Survivability in an 8-bit Penna model


Intraspecific competition was simulated using an 8-bit Penna Model, showing that one would harvest resources, while the other would be driven to extinction. The ability of a population to compete with their coexistent population is largely affected by intrinsic properties that affect the population saturation. Results suggest that it is the high tolerance of mutations and the high maximum number of offspring in a lifetime that describe a more competitive population. Given these parameters to be equal, the population which fluctuates less about the equilibrium population is preferred.