Water 2010, 2(3), 566-586; doi:10.3390/w2030566
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Water Dynamics at the Root of Metamorphosis in Living Organisms

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Received: 15 July 2010; in revised form: 10 August 2010 / Accepted: 23 August 2010 / Published: 3 September 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water: Facts without Myths)
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Abstract: Liquid water has been recognized long ago to be the matrix of many processes, including life and also rock dynamics. Interactions among biomolecules occur very differently in a non-aqueous system and are unable to produce life. This ability to make living processes possible implies a very peculiar structure of liquid water. According to modern Quantum Field Theory (QFT), a complementary principle (in the sense of Niels Bohr) holds between the number N of field quanta (including the matter field whose quanta are just the atoms/molecules) and the phase Ф. This means that when we focus on the atomic structure of matter it loses its coherence properties and, vice versa, when we examine the phase dynamics of the system its atomic structure becomes undefined. Superfluid liquid Helium is the first example of this peculiar quantum dynamics. In the present paper we show how consideration of the phase dynamics of liquid water makes the understanding of its peculiar role in the onset of self-organization in living organisms and in ecosystems possible.
Keywords: water; coherence; quantum electrodynamics; dissipative structures; interfacial water; biological evolution; ecosystems
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Giudice, E.D.; Spinetti, P.R.; Tedeschi, A. Water Dynamics at the Root of Metamorphosis in Living Organisms. Water 2010, 2, 566-586.

AMA Style

Giudice ED, Spinetti PR, Tedeschi A. Water Dynamics at the Root of Metamorphosis in Living Organisms. Water. 2010; 2(3):566-586.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Giudice, Emilio Del; Spinetti, Paola Rosa; Tedeschi, Alberto. 2010. "Water Dynamics at the Root of Metamorphosis in Living Organisms." Water 2, no. 3: 566-586.

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