Growth and Replication of Cells and Other Living Organisms. Fundamental Physical Mechanisms that Govern Nature's Evolvement

Table of Contents

Foreword and acknowledgements 7
About the author 9
Preface 10
1. The present view of the growth and replication phenomenon from physical perspective 13
    1.1. Summary of overview 17
2. Cellsí growth and replication 18
    2.1. Growth and interaction with the environment 19
    2.2. Growth of nuclei 23
    2.3. Replication resolves the cellís conflicts 29
3. Mathematical presentation of the surface-volume growth mechanism 30
    3.1. Introducing the notion of relative growth 30
    3.2. Deriving a surface Ė volume growth equation 38
    3.3. Numerical examples of cellsí models 41
4. Experimental proofs of the growth mechanismís validity 44
    4.1. Amoeba growth 44
    4.2. Growth of blastocysts in pigs 47
5. Cellsí overgrowth through the form change 49
    5.1. Variations in correlation between the elongated shape and growth rate 51
    5.2. Changes in the growth ratio value 55
    5.3. Overgrowth and natural selection 60
6. Embryonic growth 61
7. Growth of organisms and systems 66
8. Conclusion 69
References 71
Index Table 73
 

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