Book Volume 1 2008

The Codes of Life

The Rules of Macroevolution

ISBN: 978-1-4020-6339-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-6340-4 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

  2. Codes and Evolution

    1. Chapter

      Pages 3-14

      Codes of Biosequences

    2. Chapter

      Pages 15-35

      The Mechanisms of Evolution: Natural Selection and Natural Conventions

  3. The Genetic Code

    1. Chapter

      Pages 39-58

      Catalytic Propensity of Amino Acids and the Origins of the Genetic Code and Proteins

    2. Chapter

      Pages 59-67

      Why the Genetic Code Originated: Implications for the Origin of Protein Synthesis

    3. Chapter

      Pages 69-110

      Self-Referential Formation of the Genetic System

    4. Chapter

      Pages 111-152

      The Mathematical Structure of the Genetic Code

    5. Chapter

      Pages 153-185

      The Arithmetical Origin of the Genetic Code

  4. Protein, Lipid, and Sugar Codes

    1. Chapter

      Pages 189-206

      Protein Linguistics and the Modular Code of the Cytoskeleton

    2. Chapter

      Pages 207-221

      A Lipid-based Code in Nuclear Signalling

    3. Chapter

      Pages 223-246

      Biological Information Transfer Beyond the Genetic Code: The Sugar Code

    4. Chapter

      Pages 247-263

      The Immune Self Code: From Correspondence to Complexity

    5. Chapter

      Pages 265-283

      Signal Transduction Codes and Cell Fate

  5. Neural, Mental, and Cultural Codes

    1. Chapter

      Pages 287-317

      Towards an Understanding of Language Origins

    2. Chapter

      Pages 319-345

      The Codes of Language: Turtles All the Way Up?

    3. Chapter

      Pages 347-356

      Code and Context in Gene Expression, Cognition, and Consciousness

    4. Chapter

      Pages 357-377

      Neural Coding in the Neuroheuristic Perspective

    5. Chapter

      Pages 379-394

      Error Detection and Correction Codes

    6. Chapter

      Pages 395-434

      The Musical Code between Nature and Nurture: Ecosemiotic and Neurobiological Claims

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 435-437