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In evolutionary biology, the term autoconstructive refers to a property of real biological systems: namely that the organisms undergoing evolutionary change are themselves responsible for the construction of their own offspring and thus for aspects of the evolutionary process itself. All true biological systems are autoconstructive, so this term mainly comes up in evolutionary computation to distinguish artificial life type systems from conventional genetic algorithms where the GA performs replication "artificially."