Kachroo, Aashiq Hussain (2004) Order in stress - Lessons from the inanimate world. In: Journal of Biosciences, 29 (4). pp. 369-372.
Life can be considered as an outcome of complex molecular processes which result in the existence of a thermodynamically ordered, far from equilibrium state. The maintenance of this order in living systems is energy-dependent and follows the basic laws of physics and chemistry. However, at times of stress, when the energy pool of a cell goes down, maintaining dynamic order becomes difficult. In such a situation, how can the equilibrium imposed by the second law of thermodynamics be avoided? Can there be order in stress (Minsky et al 2002)?
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics (formed by the merger of DBGL and CRBME)|
|Date Deposited:||23 Aug 2005|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:19|
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