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Description - The Organic Codes by Marcello Barbieri

The genetic code appeared on Earth with the first cells. The codes of cultural evolution arrived almost four billion years later. These are the only codes that are recognized by modern biology. In this book, however, Marcello Barbieri explains that there are many more organic codes in nature, and their appearance not only took place throughout the history of life but marked the major steps of that history. A code establishes a correspondence between two independent 'worlds', and the codemaker is a third party between those 'worlds'. Therefore the cell can be thought of as a trinity of genotype, phenotype and ribotype. The ancestral ribotypes were the agents which gave rise to the first cells. The book goes on to explain how organic codes and organic memories can be used to shed new light on the problems encountered in cell signalling, epigenesis, embryonic development, and the evolution of language.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521531009
ISBN-10: 0521531004
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marcello Barbieri

Professor Barbieri is based in the Department of Morphology and Embryology at the University of Ferrara, Italy.

Books By Marcello Barbieri

Organic Codes by Marcello Barbieri
Hardback, December 2002
$243.00