Synergetics pp 200-213 | Cite as

Morphogenesis Persistence of Organized Structures and Breakthrough of New Structures

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 2)


The basic difference between non living and living structures is that living structures act as having the aim to survive (they act purpose oriented) and they have a knowhow to survive in their environment, which has a complicated structure (they are adapted to their environment). This new quality of living systems is based on the Darwinian mechanism of multiplication of forms, occurence of mutants, survival of fit mutants. This mechanism is realized in all living systems by the same genetic apparatus.


Populated Area Evolutionary State Double Helix Nucleation Centre Darwinian Evolution 
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