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Intelligent Systems Reference Library

Information Processing and Biological Systems

Editors: Niiranen, Samuli, Ribeiro, Andre (Eds.)

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Living beings require constant information processing for survival. In cells, information is being processed and propagated at various levels, from the gene regulatory network to chemical pathways, to the interaction with the environment. How this is achieved and how information is coded is still poorly understood. For example, what a cell interprets as information in the temporal level of an mRNA and what is interpreted as noise remains an open question. Recently, information theoretical methods and other tools, developed in the context of engineering and natural sciences, have been applied to study diverse biological processes. This book covers the latest findings on how information is processed in various biological processes, ranging from information processing and propagation in gene regulatory networks to information processing in natural language. An overview is presented of the state-of-the-art in information processing in biological systems and the opinion of current leaders in this research field on future research directions.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Niiranen, Samuli (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Biological Information and Natural Selection

    Cloud, Daniel

    Pages 9-27

  • Swarm-Based Simulations for Immunobiology

    Jacob, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 29-64

  • Biological Limits of Hand Preference Learning Hiding Behind the Genes

    Biddle, Fred G. (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

  • Stochastic Gene Expression and the Processing and Propagation of Noisy Signals in Genetic Networks

    Charlebois, Daniel A. (et al.)

    Pages 89-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Information Processing and Biological Systems
Editors
  • Samuli Niiranen
  • Andre Ribeiro
Series Title
Intelligent Systems Reference Library
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19621-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19621-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19620-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26735-2
Series ISSN
1868-4394
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
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