TitleLife : an introduction to complex systems biology
Author(s)K. Kaneko
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2006.
Description1 online resource (xiv, 369 p.) : ill
Abstract Note"This book examines life not from the reductionist point of view, but rather asks the question: what are the universal properties of living systems and how can one construct from there a phenomenological theory of life that leads naturally to complex processes such as reproductive cellular systems, evolution and differentiation? The presentation has been deliberately kept fairly non-technical so as to address a broad spectrum of students and researchers from the natural sciences and informatics."--Jacket
Contents NoteHow should living systems be studied? -- Constructive biology -- Basic concepts in dynamical systems -- Origin of bioinformation -- Origin of a cell with recursive growth -- Universal statistics of a cell with recursive growth -- Cell differentiation and development -- Irreversible differentiation from stem cell and robust development -- Pattern formation and origin of positional information -- Genetic evolution with phenotypic fluctuations -- Speciation as a fixation of phenotypic differentiation -- Conclusion
NotesBased in part on a Japanese work published in 2003 by the University of Tokyo Press--cf. Preface. -Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-364) and index
Keyword(s)1. Biological systems 2. Cellen (biologie) 3. Cytology 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. LIFE 7. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 8. NATURAL HISTORY 9. NATURE 10. Organismen 11. SCIENCE 12. Systeemtheorie 13. Systems biology 14. Theoretische biologie
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