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The Molecules of Life

  • Jeremy J. RamsdenEmail author
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Part of the Computational Biology book series (COBO, volume 10)

Table 11.1 gives some approximate values for the atomic composition of a cell. The atomic composition represents a highly reductionist view, somewhat akin to asserting that the informational content of Macbeth is \(-\sum\nolimits_{\textrm{alphabet}} p_i \log_2 p_i\), where \(p_i\) is the normalized frequency of occurrence of the \(i\)th letter of the alphabet.

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Lone Pair Double Helix Globular Protein Ramachandran Plot Atomic Composition 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cranfield University School of Applied SciencesBedfordshire, UK

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