Evolution from Cellular to Social Scales by Arne T. SkjeltorpEvolution from Cellular to Social Scales by Arne T. Skjeltorp

Evolution from Cellular to Social Scales

byArne T. SkjeltorpEditorAlexander V. Belushkin

Paperback | September 30, 2008

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Evolution is a critical challenge for many areas of science, technology and development of society. The book reviews general evolutionary facts such as origin of life and evolution of the genome and clues to evolution through simple systems. Emerging areas of science such as "systems biology" and "bio-complexity" are founded on the idea that phenomena need to be understood in the context of highly interactive processes operating at different levels and on different scales. This is where physics meets complexity in nature, and where we must begin to learn about complexity if we are to understand it. Similarly, there is an increasingly urgent need to understand and predict the evolutionary behavior of highly interacting man-made systems, in areas such as communications and transport, which permeate the modern world. The same applies to the evolution of human networks such as social, political and financial systems, where technology has tended to vastly increase both the complexity and speed of interaction, which is sometimes effectively instantaneous. The book contains reviews on such diverse areas as evolution experiments with microorganisms, the origin and evolution of viruses, evolutionary dynamics of genes and environment in cancer development, aging as an evolution-facilitating program, evolution of vision and evolution of financial markets.

Title:Evolution from Cellular to Social ScalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:186 pagesPublished:September 30, 2008Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402087594

ISBN - 13:9781402087592

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Table of Contents

Preface. Organizing committee and participants. Key note: The accuracy of molecular processes; J. Stavans.-Experimental Evolution: Bugs and Bytes; R. Lenski.- Evolutionary Dynamics; Chr.Hauert .- Small RNA Control of Cell-to-Cell Communication; S. Lo Svenningsen .-Dynamical Genetic Regulation; M. Hoegh Jensen et al.-Translation Attenuation Mechanism in Unfolded Protein Response; A.Trusina et al.- The Origin and Evolution of Viruses; V.Agol.- Fokker-Planck and Chapman-Kolmogorov equations for Ito processes with finite memory; J. McCauley..- Evolution of FX markets via Globalization of Capital; J. McCauley.- Evolutionary Dynamics of Genes and Environment in Cancer Development; J. Breivik.- Aging as an Evolution-Facilitating Program and a Biochemical Approach to Switch it Off; V. Skulachev.- Evolution of Vision; M. Ostrovsky.- Index