Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems
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Description: In spite of their enormous complexity, living things continue to function in the face of constant change. The reason is that evolution by natural selection preferentially finds and favours robust solutions to the problems organisms face in surviving and reproducing.
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List price: $67.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/22/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
|List of Figures|
|Robustness Below the Gene Level|
|The Genetic Alphabet|
|The Genetic Code|
|Proteins and Point Mutations|
|Proteins and Recombination|
|Robustness Above the Gene Level|
|Regulatory DNA Regions and Their Reorganization in Evolution|
|Drosophila Segmentation and Other Gene Regulatory Networks|
|Phenotypic Traits, Cryptic Variation, and Human Diseases|
|The Many Ways of Building the Same Body|
|Evolvability and Neutral Mutations|
|Redundancy of Parts or Distributed Robustness?|
|Robustness as an Evolved Adaptation to Mutations|
|Robustness as an Evolved Adaptation to Environmental Change and Noise|
|Robustness and Fragility: Advantages to Variation and Trade-offs|
|Robustness Beyond the Organism|
|Robustness in Natural Systems and Self-Organization|
|Robustness in Man-made Systems|
|Epilogue: Seven Open Questions for Systems Biology|