Perspectives on Organisms

  title={Perspectives on Organisms},
  author={G. Longo and Ma{\"e}l Mont{\'e}vil},
  booktitle={Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis},
  • G. Longo, Maël Montévil
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    Lecture Notes in…
  • This chapter reviews experimental results showing scaling, as a fundamental form of “theoretical symmetry” in biology. Allometry and scaling are the transformations of quantitative biological observables engendered by considering organisms of different sizes and at different scales, respectively. We then analyze anatomical fractal-like structures, the latter being ubiquitous in organs’ shape, yet with a fair amount of variability. We also discuss some observed temporal fractallike structures in… CONTINUE READING
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