Understanding Complex Systems

Life: An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology

Authors: Kaneko, Kunihiko

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What is life? Has molecular biology given us a satisfactory answer to this question? And if not, why, and how to carry on from there?  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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • How Should Living Systems Be Studied?

    Kaneko, Kunihiko

    Pages 1-36

  • Constructive Biology

    Kaneko, Kunihiko

    Pages 37-46

  • Basic Concepts in Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics for Biological System

    Kaneko, Kunihiko

    Pages 47-79

  • Origin of Bioinformation

    Kaneko, Kunihiko

    Pages 81-109

  • Origin of a Cell with Recursive Growth

    Kaneko, Kunihiko

    Pages 111-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life: An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology
Authors
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32667-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-32667-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-32666-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06915-4
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 374
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