Rojdestvenski I, Cottam M, Park YI, Oquist G
Robustness and time-scale hierarchy in biological systems
Biosystems: 1999 50:71-82
This study addresses the issue of robustness of biological systems with respect to microscopic parameters, especially the emergence of robustness as a consequence of time-scale hierarchy, applying naive thermodynamic and dynamic assumptions. Theoretical considerations of how the time-scale hierarchy can decouple physiological regulatory mechanisms are illustrated by two model systems involving the photosynthetic apparatus of green plants.