Kenneth O. Stanley (2006)
Comparing Artificial Phenotypes with Natural Biological Patterns
Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) Workshop Program. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2006 (2 pages)

As an aid in assessing artificial developmental encodings, this paper presents several common and uncommon features of patterns observed in biological organisms. Evolved phenotypes can be compared with both lists in order to assess the viability of the encoding that generates them.