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Biological Information and Dormancy in Aquatic Population Modeling

  • Victor R. AlekseevEmail author
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Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 92)

Abstract

The importance of biological information in life activity of organisms and superorganisms at the overlying levels is not disputed by anyone, but it remains an area with scant investigation. There are several reasons, starting with the blurriness of the very concept of information and ending with methodological difficulties in its quantitative data tallying and measurement. Diapause is one of the most studied adaptations based on the detection of information signals about the state of the environment and its upcoming seasonal reconstructions and seems to be one of the most convenient bioinformational object for studying at this stage of development of this branch of science. The very significant progress of object-oriented modeling in recent decades provides a methodological basis for such studies. Different aspects of Shannon’s theory of information in biological systems are also discussed.

Keywords

Shannon’s theory of information Use of biological information Effectiveness of biological functions Shannon index, Informative links Evaluation of biological information Biological informative system 

Notes

Acknowledgments

I appreciate very much the kind help in improving my English and productive discussion with Professor Eduardo Vincente (Valencia University, Spain). This section was prepared with the financial support of RFFI Grant 17-04-00027. The study was partly supported by Russian Academy of Science, topics 65.4 and 65.5.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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