General Biophysics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127230023, 9781483265391

General Biophysics

1st Edition

Volume II

Authors: M. V. Volkenstein
eBook ISBN: 9781483265391
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1983
Page Count: 326
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Description

General Biophysics, Volume II studies biological phenomena at the supramolecular and cellular levels of structure.
The book considers biological phenomena on the basis of general physical principles. The text presents topics on bioenergetic processes; structure and properties of mitochondria; photo-biological processes; nonlinear dynamic processes; and physical interpretation of the most general problems of biology. Graduate and postgraduate students in the field of physical and life sciences will find this book very useful.

Table of Contents


Contents

Preface

Contents of Volume I

6. Coupled Processes in Mitochondria

6.1 Biological Oxidation

6.2 Structure and Properties of Mitochondria

6.3 Thermodynamics of Oxidative Phosphorylation

6.4 Chemiosmotic Coupling

6.5 Experimental Studies of Chemiosmotic Coupling

6.6 Electron-Conformation Interactions

6.7 Cytochrome c

References

7. Photobiological Processes

7.1 Photosynthesis

7.2 Chlorophyll and Other Pigments

7.3 Two Photochemical Systems

7.4 Investigations of Fluorescence

7.5 Enzymatic Processes of Photosynthesis

7.6 Chloroplasts

7.7 Primary Physical Processes of Photosynthesis

7.8 Vision

7.9 Molecular Mechanisms of Photoreception

7.10 Membranes of Photoreceptors

7.11 Bacteriorhodopsin

References

8. Nonlinear Dynamic Processes

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Physical and Mathematical Foundations of the Kinetics of Nonlinear Processes

8.3 Autocatalytic Chemical Systems

8.4 Nonlinear Chemical Diffusion Systems

8.5 Periodic Chemical Reactions

8.6 Nonlinear Enzymatic Processes

8.7 Autooscillations in Enzymatic Reactions

8.8 Autooscillations in Photosynthesis

8.9 Periodic Phenomena in Membranes

8.10 Fibrillation of an Excitable Medium

8.11 Nonlinearity and Regulation

8.12 Nonlinear Dynamic Processes and Phase Transitions

References

9. Problems of Development

9.1 The Nature of Living Things

9.2 The Origin of Life

9.3 The Theory of Prebiotic Evolution

9.4 Polynucleotide and Polypeptide Systems

9.5 Thermodynamics and Evolution

9.6 The Theory of Transition to Biological Evolution

9.7 Physicochemical Foundations of Biological Evolution and Information Value

9.8 The Value of Information Contained in Biopolymers

9.9 Ontogeny

9.10 Theoretical Modeling of Ontogeny

9.11 Self-Organization in Ontogeny

9.12 Immunity

References

Index

Details

No. of pages:
326
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1983
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483265391

About the Author

M. V. Volkenstein