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Conference Papers Proceedings of Nice Spring School on Advances in Systems and Synthetic Biology Year : 2013

Biological Complex Systems


At all levels, biological complex systems have remarkable characteristics. In this paper, we describes some of these characteristics, such as the multi-level and nested structures of these complex systems, the multiple interactions between their constituents, their interaction functions which are often non-separable, their interaction networks which often are not graphs but hypergraphs, etc. We also emphasize the great difficulty - if not the impossibility - of defining a measure of complexity for these complex systems whose structure is itself dynamic.
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hal-00998309 , version 1 (01-06-2014)


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Abdallah Zemirline, Victor Norris. Biological Complex Systems. Nice Spring School on Advances in Systems and Synthetic Biology, Mar 2013, Nice, France. pp.89-108. ⟨hal-00998309⟩
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