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7. 7 Notes and References 1. The frontiers among biology and physics and arithmetic are defined in “Teaching organic physics”, Raymond E. Goldstein, Philip C. Nelson and Thomas R. Powers, Physics at the present time (March 2005), p. forty six; “The organic frontier of physics”, Rob Phillips and Stephen Quake, Physics this present day (May 2006), p. 38; “Mathematical adventures in biology”, Michael W. Deem, Physics at the present time (January 2007), p. forty two. “How within the twentieth century physicists, chemists and biologists replied the query: what's existence? ”, Valentin P. Reutov and Alan N. Schechter, Physics-Uspekhi fifty three, 377 (2010). See additionally James Attwater and Philipp Holliger, “Origins of lifestyles: The cooperative gene”, Nature, information & perspectives 17 October 2012, commenting at the attainable relevance of cooperation between molecules to the transition from inanimate chemistry to biology therefore taking into account lifestyles on the earth. I keep away from the following a conventional dialogue on which the reader might be educated in “How physics can motivate biology”, by means of Alexei Kornyshev, Physics international (July 2009), p. sixteen, and additional bibliography and reviews during this factor. See additionally “The influence of physics on biology and medicine”, by means of Harold Varmus, www. melanoma. gov/aboutnci/director/speeches/impact-of-physics-1999. 2. See examples in “Reaction–Diffusion version as a Framework for figuring out organic trend Formation”, by means of Shigeru Kondo and Takashi Miura, technological know-how 329, 1616 (2010). three. “Differential diffusivity of nodal and lefty underlies a reaction–diffusion patterning system”, Patrick Müller et al. , technology 336, 721 (2012) four. The Belousov-Zhabotinsky response is defined in www. ux. uis. no/~ruoff/BZ_phenomenology. html, www. chem. leeds. ac. uk/chaos/pic_gal. html, www. uni-regensburg. de/Fakultaeten/nat_Fak_IV/Organische_Chemie/Didaktik/Keusch/D-oscill-e. htm and on-line. redwoods. cc. ca. us/instruct/darnold/deproj/Sp98/Gabe/. The homes and results of reaction–diffusion equations are mentioned with aspect within the e-book by means of Marro and Dickman referenced (note thirteen) in Chap. 1. five. A vintage this is the booklet, by means of D’Arcy W. Thompson (note 7 in Chap. 5), the place it really is first argued, opposed to the Darwinian orthodoxy of the time, that constitution originates ahead of functionality and that development will be defined via arithmetic and physics. Alan Turing latter validated the major function of chemical instabilities easily defined via a suite of coupled reaction–diffusion equations, as pointed out above; see www. turing. org. uk/turing/scrapbook/morph. html. See additionally “The genetic foundation of natural form”, Annals of the recent York Academy of Sciences seventy one, 1223 (1958) and the e-book the matter of natural shape (Yale collage Press 1963) either by means of Edmund W. Sinnott, and The shaping of lifestyles: The iteration of organic trend, by way of Lionel G. Harrison (Cambridge college Press, long island 2011). 6. This follows “Lattice types of organic growth”, David A. younger and Ellen M. Corey, actual evaluation A forty-one, 7024 (1990) which additionally describes extensions of the tactic. 7. This and comparable varieties are illustrated in internet.