Complexity, Chaos, and Biological Evolution [E-Book] / edited by Erik Mosekilde, Lis Mosekilde.
Mosekilde, Erik, (editor)
Mosekilde, Lis, (editor)
Boston, MA : Springer, 1992
XII, 446 p. 70 illus. online resource.
NATO ASI Series, Series B: Physics ; 270
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Table of Contents:
  • Section I: An Introductory Overview
  • Structure, Complexity and Chaos in Living Systems
  • Probing Dynamics of the Cerebral Cortex
  • Chaos and Bifurcations During Voiced Speech
  • The Ultradian Clock: Timekeeping for Intracellular Dynamics
  • Section II: Complex Dynamics in Physiological Control Systems
  • Complex Dynamics in the Kidney Microcirculation
  • Aspects of Oscillatory Insulin Secretion
  • The Dynamic Code: Information Transfer in Hormonal Systems
  • Structural Amplification in Chemical Networks
  • Section III: Membrane Activity and Cell to Cell Signalling
  • Periodicity and Chaos in cAMP, Hormonal and Ca2+ Signalling
  • Fractal, Chaotic, and Self-Organizing Critical System: Descriptions of the Kinetics of Cell Membrane Ion Channels
  • A Discontinuous Model for Membrane Activity
  • Chaos in Coupled Nerve Cells
  • Analysis of the Adenine Nucleotide Pool in an Oscillating Extract of Yeast Saccharomyces uvarum
  • Boundary Operator and Distance Measure for the Cell Lineage of Caenorhabditis elegans and for the Pattern in Fusarium solani
  • Section IV: Evolutionary Dynamics and Artificial Life
  • Mutations and Selection in Evolutionary Processes
  • Considerations of Stability in Models of Primitive Life: Effect of Errors and Error Propagation
  • Information Dynamics of Self-Programmable Matter
  • The Problem of Medium-Independence in Artificial Life
  • An Optimality Approach to Ageing
  • Modelling of Complex Systems by Simulated Annealing
  • Section V: Biological Structures and Morphogenesis
  • Generic Dynamics of Morphogenesis
  • Models of Biological Pattern Formation and Their Application to the Early Development of Drosophila
  • Reaction-Diffusion Prepatterns (Turing Structures): Supercomputer Simulation of Cytokinesis, Mitosis and Early Drosophila Morphogenesis
  • Vortex Formation in Excitable Media
  • Bone Remodeling
  • Section VI: Chaos and Hyperchaos
  • Childhood Infections — Examples of “Chaos in the Wild”
  • Multifractal Analysis of Morphological Patterns in Normal and Malignant Human Tissues
  • Method of Compatible Vectorfield in Studying Integrability of 3-Dimensional Dynamical Systems
  • Discrete Steps Up the Dynamic Hierarchy
  • Hyperchaotic Phenomena in Dynamic Decision Making
  • Participants.