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Twelve

Juan Manuel Garrido

in On Time, Being, and Hunger: Challenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239351
eISBN:
9780823239399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter briefly summarizes some achievements of developmental biology. It suggests that the phenomenon of developpment, a traditional refuge for vitalistic theories of life, can in fact be ... More


The Morphogenesis of Constitutionalism

Riccardo Prandini

in The Twilight of Constitutionalism?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585007
eISBN:
9780191723469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585007.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that it is possible and necessary to talk about processes of constitutional morphogenesis. Morphogenesis is a socio-cultural cycle, whereby a given institutional and cultural ... More


Modeling plant morphogenesis and growth

Richard S. Smith

in New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605835
eISBN:
9780191729522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Plant development occurs through a carefully controlled interaction between cell differentiation and growth. Biochemical substances such as genes, proteins, and signalling molecules cause cells to ... More


How cell mechanics shapes embryos

Michel Labouesse

in New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605835
eISBN:
9780191729522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Embryonic morphogenesis refers to the stages during which embryos and their organs acquire their functional structure. It requires groups of cells with similar properties to organize themselves in ... More


Developmental Biology and Larval Ecology: The Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 7

Klaus Anger, Steffen Harzsch, and Martin Thiel (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190648954
eISBN:
9780197538005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648954.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

This volume examines Developmental Biology and Larval Ecology, Chapters in this volume synthesize our current understanding of early crustacean development from the egg through the embryonic and ... More


Cognition and Neural Development

Don Tucker and Phan Luu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199838523
eISBN:
9780199985654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838523.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Scientific research shows how experience shapes the organization of the human brain through mechanisms of neural plasticity, which capture the information of the world within the connections among ... More


Crime and punishment

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In 1952 Turing was arrested and tried for being gay. The court convicted him and sentenced him to chemical castration. It was disgraceful treatment by the ... More


A century of Turing

Stephen Wolfram

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

I never met Alan Turing; he died five years before I was born. But somehow I feel I know him well, not least because many of my own intellectual interests ... More


Radiolaria: validating the Turing theory

Bernard Richards

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0046
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In his 1952 paper ‘The chemical basis of morphogenesis’ Turing postulated his now famous Morphogenesis Equation. He claimed that his theory would explain ... More


Molluscan Evolutionary Development

Andreas Wanninger, Demien Koop, Sharon Moshel-Lynch, and Bernard M. Degnan

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores evolutionary development studies of the molluscans. It reviews recent contributions of developmental studies to the understanding of the evolution of the diversity of molluscan ... More


The man with the terrible trousers

Sir John Dermot Turing

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

My uncle, Alan Turing, was not a well-dressed man. It is a tribute to those who employed him that he was able to flourish in environments that ignored his ... More


Meeting a genius

Peter Hilton

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

I had the good fortune to work closely with Alan Turing and to know him well for the last 12 years of his short life. It is a rare experience to meet an ... More


Modeling Biological Systems

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter is devoted to one of the main applications of artificial chemistries, the modeling of biological systems. The chapter starts at the molecular level, with algorithms that model RNA and ... More


The Chemistry of Life

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter introduces some basic concepts from chemistry and biology that are often at the heart of various approaches to artificial chemistries. It starts with the problem of how to define life, ... More


A Postgenomic View

Peter Harries-Jones

in Upside-Down Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The embodiment of difference in patterns of relationship between the organism and its environment is the means through which living forms create their own organization. Morphogenesis, like other ... More


Ontogenesis

Xin Wei Sha

in Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262019514
eISBN:
9780262318914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019514.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Armed with the concepts of the previous chapter, Chapter 5 turns to ontogenesis without a priori objects, developing the notions of distributed matter, substrate, plenum, and tissue. This chapter ... More


Crime and punishment

Jack Copeland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In 1952 Turing was arrested and tried for being gay. The court convicted him and sentenced him to chemical castration. It was disgraceful treatment by the nation that he had done so much to save. ... More


The erotetic organization of developmental biology

Alan C. Love

in Towards a Theory of Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199671427
eISBN:
9780191781117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671427.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Developmental Biology

Developmental biology is devoted to explaining how a variety of interacting processes generate the heterogeneous shapes, size, and structural features of an organism as it develops from embryo to ... More


The Contradictions of Biological Antifinalism

Raymond Ruyer and Alyosha Edlebi

in Neofinalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692040
eISBN:
9781452953700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter critiques anti-finalism on the level of the organism’s structure and the insufficiency of Gestaltheorie to explain this structure. This chapter closes with an extended, illustrated ... More


Molecular determinants of dendrite and spine development

Franck Polleux, Anirvan Ghosh, and Wesley B. Grueber

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745273
eISBN:
9780191819735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745273.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Information processing in neurons is critically dependent on dendritic morphology. The overall extent and orientation of dendrites determines the kinds of input a neuron receives. Fine dendritic ... More


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