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Why Genetic Information Processing could have a Quantum Basis
Apoorva Patel ;
Date 1 May 2001
Journal Journal of Biosciences 26 (2001) 145-151
Subject Quantum Physics; Biological Physics; Genomics | quant-ph physics.bio-ph q-bio.GN
AffiliationCTS and SERC, IISc, Bangalore
AbstractLiving organisms are not just random collections of organic molecules. There is continuous information processing going on in the apparent bouncing around of molecules of life. Optimisation criteria in this information processing can be searched for using the laws of physics. Quantum dynamics can explain why living organisms have 4 nucleotide bases and 20 amino acids, as optimal solutions of the molecular assembly process. Experiments should be able to tell whether evolution indeed took advantage of quantum dynamics or not.
Source arXiv, quant-ph/0105001
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