The origins of order : self organization and selection in evolution

Stuart A. Kauffman

This monograph extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The book drives to the heart of the debate on the origins of life and the maintenance of order in complex biological systems. It focuses on the concept of self-organization - the first time this concept has been incorporated into evolutionary theory. The author shows how complex systems, contrary to expectations, can spontaneously exhibit stunning degrees of order, and how this order in turn is essential for the emergence and development of life on Earth.

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[目次]

  • 1. Conceptual outline of current evolutionary theory
  • PART I: ADAPTATION ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS
  • 2. The structure of rugged fitness landscapes
  • 3. Biological implications of rugged fitness landscapes
  • 4. The structure of adaptive landscapes underlying protein evolution
  • 5. Self organization and adaptation in complex systems
  • 6. Coevolving complex systems
  • PART II: THE CRYSTALLIZATION OF LIFE
  • 7. The origins of life: a new view
  • 8. The origin of a connected metabolism
  • 9. Autocatalytic polynucleotide systems: hypercycles, spin glasses and coding
  • 10. Random grammars
  • PART III: ORDER AND ONTOGENY
  • 11. The architecture of genetic regulatory circuits and its evolution
  • 12. Differentiation: the dynamical behaviors of genetic regulatory networks
  • 13. Selection for gene expression in cell type
  • 14. Morphology, maps and the spatial ordering of integrated tissues

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書名 The origins of order : self organization and selection in evolution
著作者等 Kauffman, Stuart A
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1993
ページ数 xviii, 709 p.
大きさ 24-25 cm
ISBN 0195079515
0195058119
NCID BA20231892
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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