The principal statements of this monograph may be summarized as follows. All living things are organized on the basis of most complex internal correlations. All the types of biological correlation are unstable and are subject to constant decay. Both statements have been empirically tested at every level, from genetic to social. Any and all forms of correlation in biology, from cellular to communities, are supported via competitive interaction of individuals in the population, and via the stabilizing selection. (That latter statement has only been tested for some organisms and for some of the simplest communities.) No other means of compensation of continuously occurring decay are known.


Biological Control Natural Community Competitive Interaction Biological Correlation Natural Biota 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor G. Gorshkov
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  1. 1.St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics InstituteGatchina, St. PetersburgRussia

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