E.R. Pianka's scientific contributions

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... In the hostile environment, in contrast, it would be advantageous to divide early and frequently, division taking place while the protocell was relatively small. This difference in reproductive strategy would correspond to the well known distinction in ecology between K-selection and r-selection (Pianka, 1970). Suppose further that two variant phenotypes are available, based on two different attractor states of the autocatalytic network. ...