Volume 480 1997

Physics of Biological Systems

From Molecules to Species

ISBN: 978-3-540-62475-2 (Print) 978-3-540-49733-2 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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    Pages 1-8

    Introduction: Physics - and the Physics of Biological Systems

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    Pages 11-26

    Microchips for Sorting DNA

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    Pages 29-60

    The Complexity of Proteins

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    Pages 61-79

    The Energy Landscape Theory of Protein Folding

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    Pages 80-116

    From Interatomic Interactions to Protein Structure

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    Pages 117-152

    Probing Protein Motion Through Temperature Echoes

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    Pages 155-170

    Motor Proteins

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    Pages 171-188

    Shapes and Fluctuations in Membranes

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    Pages 189-212

    Bending Energy Concept of Vesicle and Cell Shapes and Shape Transitions

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    Pages 213-230

    Microtubule Dynamics

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    Pages 233-251

    A Physicist’s Introduction to Brains and Neurons

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    Pages 252-280

    Statistical Mechanics and Sensory Signal Processing

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    Pages 283-306

    Molecular Evolutionary Biology

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    Pages 307-324

    Smart Bacterial Colonies

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    Pages 325-340

    Complementarity of Physics, Biology and Geometry in the Dynamics of Swimming Micro-Organisms

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    Pages 341-356

    Mass Extinctions vs. Uniformitarianism in Biological Evolution