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Evolution & the 2nd law?

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Wed Nov 29 01:34:26 EST 1995


Here's a list of papers on 1) patterns formed by bacterial colonies; 2) 
entropy in evolution. If you have others, please let me know.

Works on Bacterial Patterns & Entropy in Evolution
from Dick Gordon's Bibliography

Ben-Jacob, E., I. Cohen, O. Shochet, I. Aranson, H. Levine & L. Tsimring 
(1995). Complex bacterial patterns. Nature  373(6515), 566-567. 

Ben-Jacob, E., H. Shmueli, O. Shochet & D. Weiss (1993). Interfacial 
pattern formation in biological systems: preliminary observations during 
growth of bacterial colonies. In: J.M.G. Ruiz, E. Louis, P. Meakin & L.M. 
Sander (eds.), Growth Patterns in Physical Sciences and Biology, New 
York: Plenum Publishing Corp., pp. 10-18.

Ben-Jacob, E., O. Shochet, A. Tenenbaum, I. Cohen, A. Czirk & T. Vicsek 
(1994). Generic modelling of cooperative growth patterns in bacterial 
colonies. Nature  368, 46-49. 

Brooks, D.R., J. Collier, B.A. Maurer, J.D.H. Smith & E.O. Wiley (1989). 
Entropy and information in evolving biological systems. Biol. Phil.  4, 
407-432. 

Brooks, D.R., D.D. Cumming & P.H. LeBlond (1988). Dollo's law and the 
second law of thermodynamics: analogy or extension. In: B.H. Weber, D.J. 
Depew & J.D. Smith (eds.), Entropy, Information, and Evolution, 
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, Bradford Books, pp. 189-226.

Brooks, D.R. & E.O. Wiley (1986). Evolution as Entropy, Toward a Unified 
Theory of Biology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Brooks, D.R. & E.O. Wiley,  (1988). Evolution as Entropy, Toward a 
Unified Theory of Biology,  (rev. ed.),  Chicago: University of Chicago 
Press. 

Budrene, E.O. & H.C. Berg (1991). Complex patterns formed by motile cells 
of Escherichia coli. Nature  349, 630-633. 

Campbell, J.H. (1988). Evolution as nonequilibrium thermodynamics: 
halfway there? In: B.H. Weber, D.J. Depew & J.D. Smith (eds.), Entropy, 
Information, and Evolution, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Bradford Books, pp. 
275-284.

Collier, J. (1986). Entropy in evolution. Biol. Phil.  1(1), 5-24. 

Conrad, M. (1974). Thermodynamic correlates of evolution. Biosystems  
6(1), 1-15. 

Conrad, M. (1982). Bootstrapping model of the origin of life. BioSystems  
15, 209-219. 

Conrad, M. (1990a). The geometry of evolution. BioSystems  24, 61-81. 

Frautschi, S. (1988). Entropy in an expanding universe. In: B.H. Weber, 
D.J. Depew & J.D. Smith (eds.), Entropy, Information, and Evolution, 
Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 11-22.

Gordon, R. (1992a). The fractal physics of biological evolution. In: D. 
Beysens, N. Boccara & G. Forgacs (eds.), Dynamical Phenomena at 
Interfaces, Surfaces and Membranes, Commack, N.Y.: NOVA Science 
Publishers, pp. 99-111.

Gordon, R. & R.W. Drum (1994). The chemical basis for diatom 
morphogenesis. Int. Rev. Cytol.  150, 243-372, 421-422. 

Green, D.M. (1990). Muller's ratchet and the evolution of supernumerary 
chromosomes. Genome  33, 818-824. 

Green, D.M. (1991a). Chaos, fractals and nonlinear dynamics in evolution 
and phylogeny. Trends Ecol. Evol.  6(10), 333-337. 

James, G.A., D.R. Korber, D.E. Caldwell & J.W. Costerton (1995). Digital 
image analysis of growth and starvation responses of a surface-colonizing 
Acinetobacter  sp. J. Bacteriol.  177(4), 907-915. 

Johnson, L. (1981). The thermodynamic origin of ecosystems. Can. J. 
Fisheries Aquatic Sci.  38, 571-590. 

Johnson, L. (1988). The thermodynamic origin of ecosystems: a tale of 
broken symmetry. In: B.H. Weber, D.J. Depew & J.D. Smith (eds.), Entropy, 
Information, and Evolution: New Perspectives on Physical and Biological 
Evolution, Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 75-105.

Johnson, L. (1990a). The thermodynamics of ecosystems. In: O. Hutzinger 
(ed.), Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Vol. 1: The Natural 
Environment and Biogeochemical Cycles, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 1-47.

Johnson, L. (1990b). The far-from-equilibrium ecological hinterlands. In: 
B.C. Patten & S.E. Jorgensen (eds.), Complex Ecology, Englewood Cliffs: 
Prentice-Hall, pp. in press.

Johnson, L. (1992a). An ecological approach to biosystem thermodynamics. 
Phil. Biol.  7, 35-60. 

Johnson, L. (1992b). Pattern and process in ecological systems: a step in 
the development of a general ecological theory. Can. J. Fisheries Aquatic 
Sci.  51(1), 226-246. 

Layzer, D. (1988). Growth of order in the universe. In: B.H. Weber, D.J. 
Depew & J.D. Smith (eds.), Entropy, Information, and Evolution, 
Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 23-40.

Lipkin, R. (1995b). Bacterial chatter, how patterns reveal cues about 
bacteria's chemical communication. Sci. News  147(9), 129, 136-137, 142. 

Lipkin, R. (1995e). Stressed bacteria spawn elegant colonies. Science 
News  148(11), 167. 

Matsushita, M. & et al.? (1989). ? J. Physical Soc. Japan  ?(Nov.), ?-? 

Olmsted, J. (1988). Observations on evolution. In: B.H. Weber, D.J. Depew 
& J.D. Smith (eds.), Entropy, Information, and Evolution: New 
Perspectives on Physical and Biological Evolution, Cambridge: MIT Press, 
pp. 243-261.

Seielstad, G.A. (1989). At the Heart of the Web: The Inevitable Genesis 
of Intelligent Life. Boston: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 

Shapiro, J.A. (1992b). Pattern and control in bacterial colony 
development. Sci. Prog.  76(301-302 Pt 3-4), 399-424. 

Shapiro, J.A. (1995b). The significance of bacterial colony patterns. 
BioEssays  17(7), 597-607. 

Swenson, R. (1989). Emergent attractors and the law of maximum entropy 
production: foundations to a theory of general evolution. Systems Res.  
6, 187-197. 

Tsimring, L. & H. Levine (1995). ? Physical Rev. Letters  ?(Aug. 28), ?-? 

Vanriel, P. & L. Johnson (1995). Action principles as determinants of 
ecosystem structure: the autonomous lake as a reference system. Ecology  
76(6), 1741-1757. 

Weber, B.H., D.J. Depew & J.D. Smith (eds.),  (1988). Entropy, 
Information, and Evolution: New Perspectives on Physical and Biological 
Evolution,  Cambridge: MIT Press. 

Witkowski, J.A. (1986a). Schrodinger's 'What is Life?': entropy, order 
and hereditary code-scripts. Trends Biochem. Sci.  11, 266-268. 



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