Biological Systems, Identity, Organization and Communication
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A living organism is a complex system that possesses an identity and
emergent properties. Moreover such a system is able to communicate with its
neighbours and cannot violate physical laws, for instance physical laws involved in
communication of messages.
Identity of a system, Information of a system, Information associated
with an event, Shannon entropies, Source of information, Destination of
information, Conditional information, Central dogma of molecular biology,
Genetic code, Protein lattice, Shannon communication theory, Emergence of
information, Information and spatial organization of a system.
Honorary Director of the Jacques Monod Institute CNRS, Paris cedex 5, France