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Title: Quantum Interactions as Niche-Structure
Authors: Pocklington, Michael J.
First Published: 27-Jul-2013
Presented at: Quantum Interaction 2013, University of Leicester, UK
Start Date: 25-Jun-2013
End Date: 27-Jun-2013
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, in press
Abstract: In the field of systems biology, the molecular interactions constituting the life of organisms may be represented in interaction maps. The genetic interaction map is unique because it concerns only the interactions of an organism, occupying its niche, producing biological fitness. The procedure for obtaining this map can be idealized. Underlying the map for any occupied niche there must exist a temporally closed (developmental) information-processing structure, or causal plexus. This must be located within a temporally open (evolutionary) niche-structure, or causal nexus. The framework allows simplification naturally, identifying molecules and sub-molecular particles also as occupied niches. Quantum interactions are then revealed as the merging and splitting of niches, the flux determined by the entropy gradient. Across all levels of the self-similar niche-structure continuum, occupied niches determine the construction of empty niches, and empty niches provide the potential for the evolution of the occupied niche-structure.
ISSN: 0302-9743
Version: Pre-print
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: Copyright © 2013 the author. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. The final publication will be available at
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