Modelling Protocells: The Emergent Synchronization of Reproduction and Molecular Replication By Prof. Dr. Roberto Serra, Prof. Marco Villani
English | PDF | 2017 | 191 Pages | ISBN : 9402411585 | 4.42 MB
The monograph discusses models of synthetic protocells, which are cell-like structures obtained from non-living matter endowed with some rudimentary kind of metabolism and genetics, but much simpler than biological cells. They should grow and proliferate, generating offsprings that resemble in some way the parent protocells with some variation, so that selection may take place. Sustainable protocell populations have not yet been obtained experimentally and mathematical models are therefore extremely important to address key questions concerning their synthesis and behavior.