The Dual Nature of Life

Interplay of the Individual and the Genome

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ISBN: 978-3-642-30393-7 (Print) 978-3-642-30394-4 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. The Phenomenon of Life. Essentials

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      Pages 1-1

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      Life on Earth

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      Pages 19-35

      Material Basis of Life

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      Pages 37-43

      Origin and Development of Life

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      Pages 45-51

      Discreteness, Order, Organization, and Integrity

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      Pages 53-56

      Living Systems

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      Pages 57-62

      Life States

  3. LIVING BODIES - CARRIERS OF LIFE

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      Pages 63-63

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      Pages 65-71

      A Mode and a Tool of Life

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      Pages 73-80

      Cells and Organisms

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      Pages 81-93

      Reproduction and Individual Development

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      Pages 95-111

      Evolution

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      Pages 113-122

      Homeostasis and the Maintenance of Integrity

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      Pages 123-134

      Ageing and Death of Individuals

  4. How Life Works - Mechanisms and Processes of Living Bodies.

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      Pages 137-140

      Bodies, Processes, Mechanisms and Interactions

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      Pages 141-150

      Strategy of Biological Catalysis

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      Pages 151-155

      Strategy of Copying

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      Pages 157-163

      Strategy of Self-Organization

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      Pages 165-182

      Strategy of Matter and Energy Transformation

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      Pages 183-190

      Cell Mechanisms

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      Pages 191-198

      Physiological Mechanisms

  5. Mechanisms of the Invisible World of Information.

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      Pages 199-199

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      Pages 201-218

      Biological Information and Cybernetics

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