Complex systems biology
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Complex systems biology (CSB) is a branch or subfield of mathematical and theoretical biology invented by Robert Rosen concerned with complexity of both structure and function in biological organisms, as well as the emergence and evolution of organisms and species, with emphasis being placed on the interconnectivity of, and within, biological network inference, and on modelling the fundamental relations inherent to life.
According to Baianu et al. CSB is a field that has only a partial overlap with the more conventional concepts of complex systems theory and systems biology, because CSB is concerned with philosophy and human consciousness. Moreover, mathematics can model a wide range of complex systems, but this is claimed not to be relevant.
Complexity of organisms and biosphereEdit
Because of their variability, ability to heal and self-reproduce, and so on, organisms are defined as 'meta-systems' of simpler systems in CSB. A meta-system is a system of systems. Autopoiesis also models such a biological system of systems, however, Baianu et al. claim that in biology a meta-system is not equivalent to such a system of systems. They also claim it differs from the meta-system defined in a blog by Kent D. Palmer because organisms are different from machines or robots. If, according to Hopcroft et al., robots or automata can be defined by five qualities: states, startup state, input and output sets/alphabet and transition function, organisms are different.
Topics in complex systems biologyEdit
The following is a list of topics covered in complex systems biology:
- Donald Snooks, Graeme, "A general theory of complex living systems: Exploring the demand side of dynamics", Complexity, vol. 13, no. 6, July/August 2008.
- Baianu, I. C. (2006). "Robert Rosen's Work and Complex Systems Biology". Axiomathes. 16 (1–2): 25–34. doi:10.1007/s10516-005-4204-z. S2CID 4673166.
- Rosen, R. (1958b). "The Representation of Biological Systems from the Standpoint of the Theory of Categories". Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics. 20 (4): 317–341. doi:10.1007/bf02477890.
- Rosen, R. (1958a). "A Relational Theory of Biological Systems". Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics. 20 (3): 245–260. doi:10.1007/bf02478302.
- Bonner, J. T. 1988. The Evolution of Complexity by Means of Natural Selection. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
- Heylighen, Francis (2008). "Complexity and Self-Organization". In Bates, Marcia J.; Maack, Mary Niles. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. CRC. ISBN 978-0-8493-9712-7
- ^ Heylighen, Francis (2008). "Complexity and Self-Organization". In Bates, Marcia J.; Maack, Mary Niles. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. CRC. ISBN 978-0-8493-9712-7
- Thompson, D'Arcy W., 1992. On Growth and Form. Dover reprint of 1942, 2nd ed. (1st ed., 1917). ISBN 0-486-67135-6
- "abstract relational biology (ARB)". PlanetPhysics. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- http://hdl.handle.net/10101/npre.2011.6115.1 Wallace, Rodrick. When Spandrels Become Arches: Neural crosstalk and the evolution of consciousness. Available from Nature Precedings (2011)
- Poli R (2001a). "The Basic Problem of the Theory of Levels of Reality". Axiomathes. 12 (3–4): 261–283. doi:10.1023/A:1015845217681. S2CID 55743057.
- Poli R (1998). "Levels". Axiomathes. 9 (1–2): 197–211. doi:10.1007/bf02681712. PMID 8053082.
- Metasystem Transition Theory, Valentin Turchin, Cliff Joslyn, 1993-1997
- Reflexive Autopoietic Systems Theory
- Meta-system Engineering, Kent D. Palmer, 1996
- Hoff, M.A., Roggia, K.G., Menezes, P.B.:(2004). Composition of Transformations: A Framework for Systems with Dynamic Topology. International Journal of Computing Anticipatory System's 14:259–270
- John E. Hopcroft, Rajeev Motwani, Jeffrey D. Ullman.2000. Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation (2nd Edition)Pearson Education. ISBN 0-201-44124-1
- Rosen, R. 1960. (1960). "A quantum-theoretic approach to genetic problems". Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics. 22 (3): 227–255. doi:10.1007/BF02478347.
- Baianu, I. C.: 2006 (2006). "Robert Rosen's Work and Complex Systems Biology". Axiomathes. 16 (1–2): 25–34. doi:10.1007/s10516-005-4204-z. S2CID 4673166.
- Rosen, R.: 1958b (1958). "The Representation of Biological Systems from the Standpoint of the Theory of Categories". Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics. 20 (4): 317–341. doi:10.1007/BF02477890.
- Baianu, I. C., Computer Models and Automata Theory in Biology and Medicine., Monograph, Ch.11 in M. Witten (Editor), Mathematical Models in Medicine, vol. 7., Vol. 7: 1513-1577 (1987),Pergamon Press:New York, (updated by Hsiao Chen Lin in 2004 ISBN 0-08-036377-6
- Renshaw, E., Modelling biological populations in space and time. C.U.P., 1991. ISBN 0-521-44855-7
- Rosen, Robert.1991, Life Itself: A Comprehensive Inquiry into the Nature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life, Columbia University Press, published posthumously:
- Rosen, Robert .1970. Dynamical system theory in biology. New York, Wiley-Interscience. ISBN 0-471-73550-7
- Rosen, Robert. 2000, Essays on Life Itself, Columbia University Press.
- Rosen, Robert. 2003, "Anticipatory Systems; Philosophical, Mathematical, and Methodolical Foundations", Rosen Enterprises publs.
- A general list of Theoretical biology/Mathematical biology references, including an updated list of actively contributing authors.
- A list of references for applications of category theory in relational biology.
- An updated list of publications of theoretical biologist Robert Rosen
- Theory of Biological Anthropology (Documents No. 9 and 10 in English)
- Drawing the Line Between Theoretical and Basic Biology, a forum article by Isidro A. T. Savillo
- Kurata, Hiroyuki; Taira, K; Kitano, H (1999). "Synthesis and Analysis of a Biological System". Genome Informatics Series (Sers 10): 352–353. OCLC 203735966.