By Gennadiy Zhegunov
Life is a various and ubiquitous phenomenon on the earth, characterised through basic beneficial properties distinguishing residing our bodies from nonliving fabric. but it's also so complicated that it has lengthy defied unique definition. This e-book from a pro biologist deals new insights into the character of lifestyles by means of illuminating a desirable structure of dualities inherent in its life and propagation. lifestyles is hooked up with person residing beings, but it's also a collective and inherently international phenomenon of the fabric international. It embodies a twin life of cycles of phenotypic lifestyles, and their unseen motive force ― an uninterrupted march of genetic info whose collective immortality is assured via person mortality. even though evolution propagates and tunes species of organisms, the beings produced could be looked purely as instruments for the survival and cloning of genomes written in an unchanging code. What are the actual as opposed to informational bases and riding forces of lifestyles, and the way do they unite as an built-in process? What does time suggest for people, existence at the international scale, and the underlying info? This available exam of rules and proof indicates community of dualities lies on the middle of organic puzzles that experience engaged the human brain for millennia.
Read or Download The Dual Nature of Life: Interplay of the Individual and the Genome (The Frontiers Collection) PDF
Similar molecular biology books
The writer offers a easy advent to the area of genetic engineering. a few two decades have handed because the first recombinant DNA molecules have been built at Stanford college. Genetic engineering is now a truth and this booklet easily and concisely describes to the coed the complete diversity of permitting applied sciences on hand.
In 1809 -- the yr of Charles Darwin's start -- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck released Philosophie zoologique, the 1st complete and systematic idea of organic evolution. The Lamarckian strategy emphasizes the iteration of developmental adaptations; Darwinism stresses choice. Lamarck's principles have been ultimately eclipsed by means of Darwinian innovations, in particular after the emergence of the fashionable Synthesis within the 20th century.
Epigenetics is taken into account through many to be the "new genetics" as a result of overwhelming facts of the contribution of non-genetic elements equivalent to nutrients, surroundings, and chemical publicity on gene expression. the consequences of epigenetics are monstrous, together with tissue/organ regeneration, X-chromosome inactivation, and stem mobilephone differentiation and genomic imprinting and getting older.
The issues e-book is helping scholars have fun with the ways that experiments and easy calculations can result in an realizing of ways cells paintings through introducing the experimental beginning of cellphone and molecular biology. every one bankruptcy studies key phrases, checks for realizing simple innovations, and poses research-based difficulties.
- BRS Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, & Genetics (Board Review Series) (6th Edition)
- The Sugar Code: Fundamentals of Glycosciences
- Principles of Virology, Edition: 4th
- Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Genetics, Part B, Volume 264 (Methods in Enzymology)
- Mechanism of Enzyme Action, Part A, Volume 73, Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology
Additional resources for The Dual Nature of Life: Interplay of the Individual and the Genome (The Frontiers Collection)
Organisms exist in an ‘ocean’ of information from the external material world. Absolutely everything around us carries information. It could be in the form of various physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, various types of movement and changes, diverse waves, fields, corpuscular streams, and so on. Living bodies perceive a certain part (a very limited part) of this external information. Organisms are only able to process the information they can sense through special analysers, receptors, and internal systems which can understand and apply the information.
Life would be impossible without the properties of proteins. It is therefore considered that life on Earth has a protein nature. In this context, the definition of life as a mode of existence of proteinaceous matter, as stated over a 100 years ago, is quite warranted, although today we need to add the known role of nucleic acids and enzymes to this notion. 5 Aqueous Basis Not a single organism is known which can or could have existed without water. Moreover, water is the main substance of most living bodies.
The significance of this aqueous substance is determined by its unique physical and chemical properties. Aqueous molecules associate with each other via hydrogen bonds. They form an integrated phase (‘universal ether’) in which biosystems exist and all of life’s processes occur. Water is a very effective solvent, a property arising from the high polarity of its molecules. The majority of organic and inorganic molecules in cells occur in a dissolved ionized form. Even insoluble substances change to a colloidal or emulsified state, which allows them to interact with the aqueous medium.