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Reprod. Nutr. Dev.
Volume 45, Number 3, May-June 2005
SYMPOSIUM: Homage to Professor Charles Thibault
Page(s) 383 - 389
Reprod. Nutr. Dev. 45 (2005) 383-389
DOI: 10.1051/rnd:2005029

Synthesis of the symposium and conclusions

Bernard Chevassus-au-Louis

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, rue Cuvier, 75005, Paris, France

Abstract - "Reflexive biology", using the ambiguities of the term, is altogether a biology that plays with the mirrors of the different levels of organisation, which, endlessly, go from one place to another, organisms in their real environment to the genome via cells in vitro and others, but which is also reflexive because at any moment biology reflects the finalities and the worry of what it should serve.

Key words: comparative biology / evolutive biology / systemic biology / integrative biology

Corresponding author: Bernard Chevassus-au-Louis

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