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Closure in the emergence and evolution of life. Multiple discourses or one?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10818564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Evolutionary theory formulated in terms of complex systems dynamics shows interesting convergences with the approaches of developmental systems theory and biosemiotics, especially when applied to the problem of the origin of life. Although starting from difference conceptual assumptions, all three approaches agree on the importance of closure in the form of semipermeable chemical and informational boundaries and a more circumscribed role for DNA.
Authors:
B H Weber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  901     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-08     Completed Date:  2000-06-08     Revised Date:  2001-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-8     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University Fullerton 92834, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biogenesis*
Communication
Models, Theoretical

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