Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems
|Series title:||Princeton Studies in Complexity Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
|List Price:||USD $67.50|
| Book Description: |
All living things are remarkably complex, yet their DNA is unstable, undergoing countless random mutations over generations. Despite this instability, most animals do not grow two heads or die, plants continue to thrive, and bacteria continue to divide. Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems tackles this perplexing paradox. The book explores why genetic changes do not cause organisms to fail catastrophically and how evolution shapes organisms' robustness. Andreas...