Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics

  • Michael Lässig
  • Angelo Valleriani

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 585)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Molecular information and evolution

  3. Phylogeny

  4. The evolution of populations and species

    1. Peter F. Stadler
      Pages 183-204
    2. Joachim Krug
      Pages 205-216
    3. Werner Ebeling, Axel Reimann, Lutz Molgedey
      Pages 240-254
    4. Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 255-267
    5. Martin Rost, Michael Lässig
      Pages 268-278
  5. Large-scale evolution

    1. Christopher Quince, Paul G. Higgs, Alan J. McKane
      Pages 281-298
    2. Ugo Bastolla, Michael Lässig, Susanna C. Manrubia, Angelo Valleriani
      Pages 299-311

About this book


This set of lecture notes gives a first coherent account of a novel aspect of the living world that can be called biological information. The book presents both a pedagogical and state-of-the art roadmap of this rapidly evolving area and covers the whole field, from information which is encoded in the molecular genetic code to the description of large-scale evolution of complex species networks. The book will prove useful for all those who work at the interface of biology, physics and information science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Lässig
    • 1
  • Angelo Valleriani
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CologneKölnGermany
  2. 2.Theory DivisionMPI for Colloids and InterfacesPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43188-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45692-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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