Robustness in Biological Systems-A Provisional Taxonomy

  title={Robustness in Biological Systems-A Provisional Taxonomy},
  author={David C. Krakauer},
Biology is a domain of tension: on the one hand biology is concerned with transformation and the generation of diversity; on the other hand, biology is concerned with the persistence of improbable structural regularitites. Robustness, as a research program, aims to uncover those evolved mechanisms promoting the persistence of regularities. Here I organize mechanisms of robustness into a phenomenological taxonomy, grouping biological mechanisms into principles of robust organization. These… CONTINUE READING
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