Degeneracy and Asymmetry in Biology

  • A. L. Kovacs
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Hysteresis effect in visual perception, is related to symmetry breaking in the context of the dynamics of chiral molecules. It is shown that very low energy value of the order of 10-15 10-17 kT is sufficient to have strong chiral selectivity. The phospholipids chiral at phosphorus is presented in relation to the membranes properties.


Hysteresis Effect Natural Membrane Necker Cube Chiral Interaction Symmetry Breaking State 
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