Catastrophe Theory in Biology
In view of the long and fruitful partnership between mathematics and physics, it was only natural that the first applications of mathematics in biology should take theoretical physics as a model. Indeed, Lotka (1924) entitled his pioneering work Elements of Physical (not, as in the 1956 reprint, Mathematical) Biology, claiming as his intention the ‘application of physical principles and methods in the contemplation of biological systems’.
KeywordsFolic Acid Dictyostelium Discoideum Catastrophe Theory Folic Acid Concentration Cusp Catastrophe
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