Universal minimal cost of coherent biochemical oscillations.

  title={Universal minimal cost of coherent biochemical oscillations.},
  author={Lukas Oberreiter and Udo Seifert and Andre C Barato},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={106 1-1},
Biochemical clocks are essential for virtually all living systems. A biochemical clock that is isolated from an external periodic signal and subjected to fluctuations can oscillate coherently only for a finite number of oscillations. Furthermore, such an autonomous clock can oscillate only if it consumes free energy. What is the minimum amount of free-energy consumption required for a certain number of coherent oscillations? We conjecture a universal bound that answers this question. A system… 

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