Progress in Theoretical Biology

Progress in Theoretical Biology

Volume 4

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editors: Robert Rosen, Fred M. Snell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219288

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Progress in Theoretical Biology, Volume 4 discusses the theoretical aspects of genetic complementation and illustrates an allosteric enzyme model with positive feedback applied to glycolytic oscillations. The text also describes the states, observables, and the measurement process in quantum theory and biology; the use of biological macromolecules as measuring systems; as well as the structure, stability, and efficiency of ecosystems. The general theory of adaptation as well as the adaptive cognitive system are also encompassed. Biologists, cytologists, geneticists, and biophysicists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Theoretical Aspects of Genetic Complementation

    I. Partial Complementation: Traditional Approach

    II. Molecular Aspects and Possible Mechanisms of Interallelic Complementation

    III. Other Types of Partial Complementation: Phenomenology and Mechanisms

    IV. Mathematical Methods of Complementation Analysis and Their Applications

    V. Conclusions


    An Allosteric Enzyme Model with Positive Feedback Applied to Glycolytic Oscillations

    1. Theoretical Introduction

    2. Glycolytic Oscillations

    3. An AUosteric Enzyme Model for Glycolytic Oscillations

    4. Response of the Oscillatory Enzyme to External Perturbations

    5. Patterns of Spatiotemporal Organization in the AUosteric Enzyme Model

    6. The Physiological Significance of Metabolic Oscillations


    Biological Observables

    I. States, Observables, and the Measurement Process in Quantum Theory and Biology

    II. Biological Macromolecules as Measuring Systems

    III. Concluding Remarks


    Structure, Stability, and Efficiency of Ecosystem

    I. Introduction

    II. Graphical Representation

    III. Dynamical Representation and Margalef's Principle

    IV. Energy Flow Functions

    V. Stability of Ecological Dynamics

    VI. Idealized Model Ecosystem

    VII. Ecosystem of Two Trophic Levels

    VIII. Ecosystem of Four Trophic Levels

    Appendix I. Lyapunov Function of Branched Chains

    Appendix II. Properties of the Critical Points of the System of Two Trophic Levels

    Appendix III. Ecosystem of Three Trophic Levels



    I. General Theory

    II. An Adaptive Cognitive System


    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219288

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Robert Rosen

Fred M. Snell

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