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Modeling Biology: Structures, Behaviors, Evolution

Publisher: 
MIT Press
Number of Pages: 
396
Price: 
50.00
ISBN: 
9780262122917
Date Received: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
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Manfred D. Laubichler and Gerd B. Müller, editors
Series: 
The Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology
Publication Date: 
2007
Format: 
Hardcover
Category: 
Anthology

 

Preface
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I INTRODUCTION 1
1 Models in Theoretical Biology
Manfred D. Laubichler and Gerd B. Müller
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II CONCEPTUAL ISSUES 11
2 What Is in a Model?
Combining Theoretical and Material Models to Develop Intelligible Theories
Sabina Leonelli
15
3 Experimental Model Systems
An Epistemological Aperçu from the Perspective of Molecular Biology
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
37
4 The Role of Complex Networks in Biological Modeling and Systems Biology
Luciano da Fontoura Costa
47
III FORM 71
5 Modeling the Spectrum of Existent, Nonexistent, and Impossible Biological Form
A Research Program
George R. McGhee
75
6 Computational Models of Dendritic Morphology
From Parsimonious Description to Biological Insight
Alexei V. Samsonovich and Giorgio A. Ascoli
91
7 Geometric Modeling and Quantitative Visualization of Virus Ultrastructure
Chandrajit Bajaj
115
IV DEVELOPMENT 139
8 Modeling Developmental Asymmetries
Diego Rasskin-Gutman, Marta Ibañes Miguez and Juan Carlos Izpisúa-Belmonte
143
9 Modeling Wave Propagation, Chemotaxis, Cell Adhesion, and Cell
Examples with Dictyostelium, Using a 3-D Cell-Based Model
Eirikur Palsson
165
10 Modeling Neuronal Growth and Shape
Jaap van Pelt and Harry B. M. Uylings
195
V BEHAVIOR 217
11 Modeling Complex Biobehavioral Systems
Jeffrey C. Schank and Thomas J. Koehnle
219
12 Information-Theoretic Modeling of Sensory Ecology
Channels of Organism-Specific Meaningful Information
Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Danial Polani, Lars Olsson and Alexander S. Klyubin
241
13 Human-Robot Interaction as a Model for Autism Therapy
An Experimental Study with Children with Autism
Iain Werry and Kerstin Dautenhahn
283
VI EVOLUTION 301
14 Modeling Optimization and Early Land Plant Evolution
Karl J. Niklas
305
15 Computer Modeling in Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology
Whys and Wherefores
James A. R. Marshall and Nigel R. Franks
335
16 Modeling in EvoDevo
How to Integrate Development, Evolution, and Ecology
James P. Collins, Scott F. Gilbert, Manfred D. Laubichler and Gerd B. Müller
355
Contributors
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Index
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