Kinetics of Complex Selfreplicating Molecular Systems

  • Peter Schuster
Conference paper
Part of the Nato Science Series A: (closed) book series (NSSA, volume 81)


Some important properties of biological systems like selection and evolutionary optimization are observed also in chemical reaction networks when they contain autocatalytic processes. Autocatalysis in almost all known cases cannot be traced down to single elementary steps. The autocatalytic effect is a net result of several individual reactions.


Asymptotic Stability Replication Process Autocatalytic Process Master Sequence Random Replication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Schuster
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Chemie und StrahlenchemieUniversität WienWienGermany

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