Rhythms as a fundamental property of biological systems
Oscillations are ubiquitous temporal patterns observed in biological systems that may occur in different time scales; the periods range from seconds, as in the case of excitation and nerve pulse propagation, to a month or a year, as in the female ovulatory cycle or flowering cycle in higher plants (Lloyd and Rossi, 1993). The spatio-temporal dimensions at distinct levels of organization of biological phenomena, including oscillatory processes, were presented in Table 2.2.
KeywordsPeriodic Orbit Circadian Rhythm Circadian Clock Strange Attractor Spiral Wave
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