An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits

1st Edition

Uri Alon

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published July 7, 2006
Textbook - 320 Pages - 110 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781584886426 - CAT# C6420
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology

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Thorough and accessible, this book presents the design principles of biological systems, and highlights the recurring circuit elements that make up biological networks. It provides a simple mathematical framework which can be used to understand and even design biological circuits. The textavoids specialist terms, focusing instead on several well-studied biological systems that concisely demonstrate key principles.

An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits builds a solid foundation for the intuitive understanding of general principles. It encourages the reader to ask why a system is designed in a particular way and then proceeds to answer with simplified models.

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