[From symmetries to the laws of evolution. I. Chirality as a means of active media stratification].

Biofizika

PubMedID: 22567922

Tverdislov VA, Sidorova AÉ, Iakovenko LV. [From symmetries to the laws of evolution. I. Chirality as a means of active media stratification]. Biofizika. 2012;57(1):146-54.
Features of the hypothetical evolution of a hierarchy of chiral objects formed by active media are discussed. On the basis of experimental facts a new synergetic generalization is made: an evolving system can repeatedly broaden the spectrum of its symmetry types within one level of organization which increases its complexity and change the sign of chirality during transition to a higher level. Switching the chirality sign of macroscopic objects provides irreversibility of stratification. The known chirality of biological structures at different levels suggests that the chiral L/D-stratification should be universal and the hierarchical paths are stable and determined. A high level enantiomorph with reciprocal chirality demonstrates a wider spectrum of functionality. A fractal description of natural hierarchical systems is pointed out to be inadequate because it implicates invariance of the chirality sign of the objects at different scales.