Rhythms as a fundamental property of biological systems

  • M. A. Aon
  • S. Cortassa

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Periodic Orbit Circadian Rhythm Circadian Clock Strange Attractor Spiral Wave 
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Copyright information

© M.A. Aon and S.Cortassa 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Aon
    • 1
  • S. Cortassa
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Career Investigator from CONICETArgentina

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