Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics / Edition 1

Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics / Edition 1

by M. Lassig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540431888

ISBN-13: 9783540431886

Pub. Date: 08/05/2002

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This set of lecture notes gives a first coherent account of a novel aspect of the living world that can be called biological information. The book presents both a pedagogical and state-of-the art roadmap of this rapidly evolving area and covers the whole field, from information which is encoded in the molecular genetic code to the description of large-scale evolution

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This set of lecture notes gives a first coherent account of a novel aspect of the living world that can be called biological information. The book presents both a pedagogical and state-of-the art roadmap of this rapidly evolving area and covers the whole field, from information which is encoded in the molecular genetic code to the description of large-scale evolution of complex species networks. The book will prove useful for all those who work at the interface of biology, physics and information science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540431886
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/05/2002
Series:
Lecture Notes in Physics Series, #585
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Molecular information and evolution.- Statistical significance and extremal ensemble of gapped local hybrid alignment.- On the design of optimization criteria for multiple sequence alignment.- Red queen dynamics and the evolution of translational redundancy and degeneracy.- A testable genotype-phenotype map: modeling evolution of RNA molecules.- Evolutionary perspectives on protein structure, stability, and functionality.- Phylogeny.- The statistical approach to molecular phylogeny: Evidence for a nonhyperthermophilic common ancestor.- Principles of cophylogenetic maps.- Accounting for phylogenetic uncertainty in comparative studies of evolution and adaptation.- The‘ shape’ of phylogenies under simple random speciation models.- The evolution of populations and species.- Fitness landscapes.- Tempo and mode in quasispecies evolution.- Multilevel processes in evolution and development: Computational models and biological insights.- Evolutionary strategies for solving optimization problems.- Review of biological ageing on the computer.- Spatio-temporal modes of speciation.- Large-scale evolution.- Food web structure and the evolution of ecological communities.- Dynamics and topology of species networks.- Modelling macroevolutionary patterns: An ecological perspective.

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