Although fractal geometry has demonstrated its utility in a wide range of biological fields, it remains a somewhat elusive concept for most biologists. This book presents applications of fractals at several scales of biological organisation with the goal of making the concepts, computations and conclusions more approachable for life scientists.
IntroductionFractal Geometry, P.M. Iannaccone and M.K. KhokhaMoleculesScale Invariant Features of Coding and Noncoding DNA Sequences, H.E. Stanley, S.V. Buldyrev, A.L. Goldberger, S. Havlin, R.N. Mantegna, C.K. Peng, and M. SimonsIon Channel Kinetics, L.S. LiebovitchProtein Conformation and Enzymatic Kinetics, H.Q. Li and F.W. WangCellsMorphogenesis by Bacterial Cells, T. Matsuyama and M. MatsushitaFractal Studies of Neuronal and Glial Cellular Morphology, T.G. Smith and G.D. LangeTissuesMosaic Pattern in Tissues from Chimeras, M.K. Khokha and P.M. IannacconeApplications of Fractal Geometry in Pathology, G. LandiniOrgansFractals and the Heart, A.L. Goldberger, C.K. Peng, J. Hausdorff, J. Mietus, S. Havlin, and H.E. StanleyFractal Probability Density and EEG/ERP Time Series, B.J. West, M.N. Novaes, and V. KavcicAdvanced Topics in Fractal GeometryFractal Geometry, T. Vicsek