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The minimal cell : the biophysics of cell compartment and the origin of cell functionality

Author: P L Luisi; Pasquale Stano
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the last ten years there has been a considerable increase of interest on the notion of the minimal cell. With this term we usually mean a cell-like structure containing the minimal and sufficient number of components to be defined as alive, or at least capable of displaying some of the fundamental functions of a living cell. In fact, when we look at extant living cells we realize that thousands of molecules are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P L Luisi; Pasquale Stano
ISBN: 9789048199440 9048199441 9048199433 9789048199433
OCLC Number: 694146570
Description: 1 online resource (x, 298 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. The physical aspects --
pt. 2. Steps towards functionality --
pt. 3. Steps towards minimal life.
Responsibility: Pier Luigi Luisi, Pasquale Stano, editors.

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This book offers an overview of physical, biochemical and functional studies on minimal cells, with emphasis to experimental approaches. 15 International experts report on their innovative  Read more...

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