Economic Principles in Cell Biology          

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1. The cell as a factory

2. An inventory of cell components

3. Cell metabolism

4. Metabolic flux distributions

5. Optimization of metabolic fluxes

6. The enzyme cost of metabolic fluxes

7. Optimization of metabolic states

8. Principles of cell growth

9. Resource allocation in complex models

10. Optimal cell behavior in time

11. Diversity of metabolic fluxes in a cell population

12. Cells in the face of uncertainty

13. Strategies for cell size control

14. Economy of organ form and function