Cell Growth as an Autocatalytic Relaxation Process

  • A. M. Liquori
  • A. Tripiciano
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 39)


One of the great merits of the extention of Thermodynamics to non-equilibrium systems achieved through the development of Irreversible Thermodynamics (1) lies in the close connection established between thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of chemical reactions.


Growth Curve Chicken Embryo Growth Equation Irreversible Thermodynamic Sigmoidal Shape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Liquori
    • 1
  • A. Tripiciano
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Chimica FisicaUniversity of RomeItaly

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