• Péter Érdi
  • Gábor Lente
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN)


The chapter reviews the most important applications of stochastic kinetic models. Fluctuations particularly cannot be neglected in small systems and around unstable points. Compartmental systems and enzyme kinetics are popular fields of stochastic kinetics, autocatalytic systems are somewhat neglected despite their historical role. Other fields of systems biology (and related areas), as signal processing, gene expression and chiral symmetry also convincingly show the necessity of applying stochastic models. After two technical subsections (parameter estimation and stochastic resonance) the application of stochastic kinetics in the theory of computation is reviewed.


Stochastic Resonance Stochastic Kinetic Model Compartment System Soai Reaction Michaelis-Menten Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Péter Érdi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gábor Lente
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Complex Systems StudiesKalamazoo CollegeKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.Wigner Research Centre for PhysicsHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Department of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryUniversity of DebrecenDebrecenHungary

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