Lectures on Mathematics in the Life Sciences 1999; 201 pp; softcover Volume: 26 ISBN10: 0821809415 ISBN13: 9780821809419 List Price: US$68 Member Price: US$54.40 Order Code: LLSCI/26
 This volume contains 13 selected lectures from the International Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Biology subtitled "Computational Morphogenesis, Hierarchical Complexity and Digital Evolution" held at the University of Aizu (Japan). This interdisciplinary workshop brought together researchers working on aspects of evolutionary, mathematical, and computational biology that are of particular interest for computer scientists, biologists, and mathematicians. Discussion topics include mathematical approaches for addressing evolutionary problems (such as replication, multicellularity, individuality, and morphogenesis), the theoretical tools for rigorously developing these questions, software systems and applications. Of special concern were selfreplication, the evolution of individuality, symbiogenesis, evolutionary developmental biology, computational morphogenesis, interaction dynamics, the evolution and maintenance of sex, and properties of the digital genetic code. Lectures are organized roughly according to increase of biological scale in the order of themes presented at the workshop. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians working in mathematical biology; computer scientists; biologists. Table of Contents  E. Szathmáry  Chemes, genes, memes: A revised classification of replicators
 J. D. Lohn  Cellular space models of selfreplicating systems
 L. Bull  On the evolution of eukaryotes: Computational models of symbiogenesis and multicellularity
 R. E. Michod and D. Roze  Cooperation and conflict in the evolution of individuality. III: Transitions in the unit of fitness
 C. L. Nehaniv and J. L. Rhodes  On the manner in which biological complexity may grow
 T. Unemi  A simple evolvable development system in Euclidean space
 V. V. Savchenko, A. G. Basnakian, and A. A. Pasko  Computer simulation and analysis of a growing mammalian cell colony
 J. R. Peck, J. M. Yearsley, and D. Waxman  Why do asexual and selffertilising populations tend to occur in marginal environments?
 K. Sigmund  The social life of automata
 L. M. Schmitt and C. L. Nehaniv  The linear geometry of genetic operators with applications to the analysis of genetic drift and genetic algorithms using tournament selection
 S. Okuyama  Evolution of diseases
 G. Pirillo  Maximal circular codes and applications to theoretical biology
 Q.P. Gu, S. Peng, and Q.M. Chen  Sorting permutations and its application in genome analysis
