Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Overview of which strategy is fittest depending on conditions

From: Repair rather than segregation of damage is the optimal unicellular aging strategy

Damage accumulation rate (h−1) Environment Damage inert Damage toxic
0.01 Constant N SO
  Dynamic SO SO
0.05 Constant SO SO
  Dynamic SO SO
0.10 Constant SO SO
  Dynamic SO SO
0.15 Constant SO SO
  Dynamic SO SO
0.20 Constant SO SO
  Dynamic SO SO
0.25 Constant SO SO
  Dynamic SO SO
  1. Damage accumulation rate and environment were varied for inert and toxic damage that was repaired at a certain optimal investment in repair determined beforehand. Fitness was evaluated by competition. Strategies were: (N) non-repairers regardless of the damage segregation strategy when the latter had insignificant effects on fitness; (S) symmetric division and (O) optimal repair.