(GA) An evolutionary algorithm which generates each individual from some encoded form known as a “chromosome” or “genome”. Chromosomes are combined or mutated to breed new individuals. “Crossover”, the kind of recombination of chromosomes found in sexual reproduction in nature, is often also used in GAs. Here, an offspring’s chromosome is created by joining segments choosen alternately from each of two parents’ chromosomes which are of fixed length.
GAs are useful for multidimensional optimisation problems in which the chromosome can encode the values for the different variables being optimised.
Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (http://GAL4.GE.UIUC.EDU/illigal.home.html) (IlliGAL).
- Genetic algorithms
[juh-net-ik] /dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. Biology. pertaining or according to . 2. of, relating to, or produced by ; genic. 3. of, relating to, or influenced by or origins. /dʒɪˈnɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to genetics, genes, or the origin of something adj. “pertaining to origins,” coined 1831 by Carlyle from Greek genetikos “genitive,” […]
- Genetic association
genetic association n. The occurrence together in a population, more often than can be readily explained by chance, of two or more traits of which at least one is known to be genetic.
- Genetic blueprint
noun a map of a living organism’s genes or genomes Examples The genes that an organism is born with define many of the characteristics it has throughout life — they form a kind of ‘genetic blueprint’.