Monotone and near-monotone systems

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This paper provides an expository introduction to monotone and near-monotone biochemical network structures. Monotone systems respond in a predictable fashion to perturbations, and have very robust dynamical characteristics. This makes them reliable components of more complex networks, and suggests that natural biological systems may have evolved to be, if not monotone, at least close to monotone. In addition, interconnections of monotone systems may be fruitfully analyzed using tools from control theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiology and Control Theory
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges
EditorsIsabelle Queinnec, Sophie Tarbouriech, Germain Garcia, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)0170-8643

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences


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