Structural order and partial disorder in biological systems

  title={Structural order and partial disorder in biological systems},
  author={Ion C. Băianu},
  journal={Bulletin of Mathematical Biology},
  • Ion C. Băianu
  • Published 1980
  • Chemistry
  • Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
  • The presence of structural order and partial disorder is discussed for several important biological molecules such as DNA, enzymes and proteins, as well as for cellular structures such as nerve myelin. The relationship between structural "fuzziness" and biological function is discussed as an important aspect of biological complexity and biodynamics. The possible effects of partial disorder on the electron density of states in biological structures are predicted based on known quantum… CONTINUE READING