Creation and reproduction of model cells with semipermeable membrane

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    Abstract

    A high activity of reactions can be confined in a model cell with a semipermeable membrane in the Schlögl model. It is interpreted as a model of primitive metabolism in a cell. We study two generalized models to understand the creation of primitive cell systems conceptually from the view point of the nonlinear-nonequilibrium physics. In the first model, a single-cell system with a highly active state confined by a semipermeable membrane is spontaneously created from an inactive homogeneous state by a stochastic jump process. In the second model, many cell structures are reproduced from a single cell, and a multicellular system is created.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number014801
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Volume78
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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