Definição de vida: capacidade de auto-reprodução com variações

segunda-feira, abril 02, 2012

Vocabulary of Definitions of Life Suggests a Definition

Analysis of the vocabulary of 123 tabulated definitions of life reveals nine groups of defining terms (definientia) of which the groups (self-)reproduction and evolution (variation) appear as the minimal set for a concise and inclusive definition: Life is self-reproduction with variations.

Key words: Consensus; Definientia; Evolution; Origin of life; Self-reproduction; Variations; Vocabulary. 

This article can be cited as:

Edward N. Trifonov. Vocabulary of Definitions of Life Suggests a Definition. J. Biomol Struct Dyn 29(2) 259-266 (2011). 

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