Publications on Autocatalytic Networks

Mike Steel


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Links to popular articles on Autocatalytic Networks



- last updated October 26, 2017

  1. PDF coming soon Steel, M. and Kauffman, S. (2017). A note on random catalytic branching processes. J. Theor. Biol. (in press).
  2. PDF coming soon Hordijk, W., Steel, M. and Dittrich, P. (2017). Autocatalytic sets and chemical organizations: Modeling self-sustaining reaction networks at the origin of life, Submitted.
  3. Download PDFGabora, L. and Steel, M. (2017), Autocatalytic networks in cognition and the origin of culture. J. Theor. Biol. 431: 87-95. abstract
  4. Download PDF Hordijk, W. and Steel, M. (2017). Chasing the tail: The emergence of autocatalytic networks. Biosystems, 152:1-10. abstract
  5. Download PDF Hordijk, W. and Steel, M. (2016). Autocatalytic sets in polymer networks with variable catalysis distributions, J. Math. Chem., 54(10): 1997-2021. abstract
  6. Download PDF Hordijk, W. and Steel, M. (2016). Comment on "Tibor Gánti and Robert Rosen" by Athel Cornish-Bowden. J. Theor. Biol., 392: 122-123. introduction
  7. Download PDF Steel, M. (2015). Self-sustaining autocatalytic networks within open-ended reaction systems. Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, 53(8): 1687-1701. abstract
  8. Download PDFHordijk, W. and Steel, M. (2015). Conditions for evolvability of autocatalytic sets: a formal example and analysis. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 44(2): 111-124. abstract
  9. Download PDFHordijk, W. and Steel, M. (2015). Autocatalytic sets and boundaries. J. Syst. Chem. 6: 1 DOI 10.1186/s13322-014-0006-2. abstract
  10. Download PDFHordijk, W., Smith, J. and Steel, M. (2015). Algorithms for detecting and analysing autocatalytic sets. Algorithms in Molecular Biology 10: 15. abstract
  11. Download PDF Sousa, F.L., Hordijk, W., Steel, M. and Martin, W. (2015). Autocatalytic sets in the metabolic network of E. coli. J. Syst. Chem. 6: 4. abstract
  12. Download PDFSmith, J., Steel, M. and Hordijk, W. (2014). Autocatalytic sets in a partitioned biochemical network. Journal of Systems Chemistry 5: 2. abstract
  13. Download PDFHordijk, W., Wills, P. and Steel, M. (2013). Autocatalytic Sets and Biological Specificity. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 76(1): 201-224. abstract
  14. Download PDFHordijk, W., Steel, M. and Kauffman. (2013). The origin of life, evolution, and functional organization. pp. 49-60 in Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms Pierre Pontarotti (Editor), Springer. abstract
  15. Download PDFSteel, M., Hordijk, W., and Smith, J. (2013). Minimal autocatalytic networks. Journal of Theoretical Biology 332: 96-107. abstract
  16. Download PDFHordijk, W. and Steel, M. (2013). A formal model of autocatalytic sets emerging in an RNA replicator system. J. Systems Chemistry 4:3. abstract
  17. Download PDFHordijk, W., Steel, M. and Kauffman, S. (2012). The Structure of Autocatalytic Sets: Evolvability, Enablement, and Emergence. Acta Biotheoretica, 60: 379-392. abstract
  18. Download PDFHordijk, W. and Steel, M. (2012). Autocatalytic Sets Extended: Dynamics, Inhibition, and a Generalization. Journal of Systems Chemistry, 3:5 (in press). abstract
  19. Download PDFHordijk, W. and Steel, M. (2012). Predicting template-based catalysis rates in a simple catalytic reaction model. Journal of Theoretical Biology 295: 132-138. abstract
  20. Download PDFHordijk, W., Kauffman, S., and Steel, M. (2011). Required levels of catalysis for the emergence of autocatalytic sets in models of chemical reaction systems. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Special issue: Origin of Life 2011) 12: 3085-3101. abstract
  21. Download PDFHordijk, W., Hein, J. and Steel, M. (2010). Autocatalytic Sets and the Origin of Life, Entropy 12(7): 1733-1744. abstract
  22. Download PDFE. Mossel and M. Steel. (2005). Random biochemical networks and the probability of self-sustaining autocatalysis. Journal of Theoretical Biology 233(3), 327-336. abstract
  23. Download PDFW. Hordijk, and M. Steel. (2004). Detecting autocatalyctic, self-sustaining sets in chemical reaction systems. Journal of Theoretical Biology 227(4): 451-461. abstract
  24. Download PDFSteel, M. (2000). The emergence of a self-catalysing structure in abstract origin-of-life models. Applied Mathematics Letters 13 (3): 91-95. abstract