Concentration oscillations and efficiency: glycolysis

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Science  13 Feb 1981:
Vol. 211, Issue 4483, pp. 715-717
DOI: 10.1126/science.6450447


The oscillations observed in glycolysis are analyzed from the point of view of efficiency of free energy conversion. It is suggested that the mechanisms generating these oscillations may have evolved in order to reduce the dissipation of free energy.