Reductionistic and holistic science

Ferric C. Fang, Arturo Casadevall

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Abstract

A reductionistic approach to science, epitomized by molecular biology, is often contrasted with the holistic approach of systems biology. However, molecular biology and systems biology are actually interdependent and complementary ways in which to study and make sense of complex phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401-1404
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and immunity
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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