Computer simulations of self-organisatoion in biological systems
Self-organization in biological systems is ubiquitous. Examples include the folding of globular proteins and the formation of protein quaternary structures. This book shows what can be achieved with simulation of such systems on microcomputers.
Print Book, English, 1988
Croom Helm, London, 1988
Introduction. Part I: Principles and techniques of biological modeling. Models and their roles in biology. Some tools for computer simulation. Basic principles of biological organization. General classes of models for self-organization in biological systems. Part II: Specific models of biological self-organization and evolution. Folding of globular proteins. Formation of protein quaternary structure. Bacteriophage assembly and function. Aggregation of cells into tissues and embryonic development. Protein biosynthesis. The evolution of the trilobite eye. Computer models and evolution of macromolecular machinary. Part III: Final comments and perspectives. Information theory and self-organization. Index.