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Computer simulations of self-organisatoion in biological systems.

Author: N S Goel; R L Thompson
Publisher: London : Croom Helm, 1988
Series: Computers in biology series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N S Goel; R L Thompson
ISBN: 0709938675 9780709938675
OCLC Number: 861776980
Description: 353 s
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Computers in biology series


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