Biological optimization

Authors: Johnson, A
Description: The paradox of biology is this: living things are huge consumers of energy, yet they optimize almost all functions to wring as much benefit as they can from each energy unit. Within an organism this optimization process can be seen in various physical activities, neural processes, and genetic codes. Optimization of benefit to cost is also responsible for allometric relationships among groups of similar individuals. Ecosystems can also be considered to be optimized to achieve maximum utilization of energy and nutrient inputs for the associated m
Technical field: technical_fields_app1
Session name: Biological systems
Date: 2012
Identifier: CSBE12130

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