A comparative approach to the principal mechanisms of different memory systems

  title={A comparative approach to the principal mechanisms of different memory systems},
  author={Ludger Rensing and Michael Koch and Annette Becker},
The term “memory” applies not only to the preservation of information in neuronal and immune systems but also to phenomena observed for example in plants, single cells, and RNA viruses. We here compare the different forms of information storage with respect to possible common features. The latter may be characterized by (1) selection of pre-existing information, (2) activation of memory systems often including transcriptional, and translational, as well as epigenetic and genetic mechanisms, (3… 

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