The experimental data represented in the bibliography are theoretically analyzed to construct an adequate model for dynamics of an open nonequilibrium living system. It is shown that the viable microorganisms are capable of forming the fractal structure, whose dimensionality is certainly non-integral. In addition, we have attempted to provide a generalized description of the properties of living and nonliving matter (in the addition to that described in work ). Relevant published data were used to demonstrate a fractal structure of the space in the vicinity of centrally gravitating bodies with satellites revolving around them along closed trajectories and serving as a kind of testers of the neighboring space. A local violation of its discontinuity is likely to be a necessary (yet not sufficient!) dynamic characteristic of the spatiotemporal continuum for self-organization of molecules into a living, i.e., self-replicating, system.
 Gusev, V.A. and Gruzdev, A.D. (2011) Laws of the Evolution of Living and Inanimate Material. The Periodical of the Problems of the Evolution of the Open Systems, 2, 89-107.
 Elin, V.L. (1957) On the Biology of Coliform Bacillus. Microbiology, 26, 17-21. (in Russian)
 Kalinenko, V.O. (1957) Reproduction of Heterotrophic Bacteria in Distilled Water. Microbiology, 26, 148-153. (in Russian)
 Gusev, V.A. (2001) On the Source of Energy for Preservation of Viability and Amplification of Heterotrophic Microorganisms under Conditions of Substrate Starvation. I. Formulation of Hypothesis. Biophysics, 46, 862-868. (in Russian)
 Gusev, V.A. and Neigel, N.J. (2001) On the Source of Energy for Preservation of Viability and Amplification of Heterotrophic Microorganisms under Conditions of Substrate Starvation. II. Substantiation of Hypothesis. Biophysics, 46, 869-874. (in Russian)
 Gusev, V.A. (2001) On the Source of Energy for Preservation of Viability and Amplification of Heterotrophic Microorganisms under Conditions of Substrate Starvation. III. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Microorganisms to Colonize Water Envelopes of Planets. Biophysics, 46, 875-878. (in Russian)
 Gusev, V.A. (1992) Evolution of Microbial Cell Population under Complete Substrate Starvation. Evolutionary Simulation and Kinetic. Nauka, Novosibirsk.
 Gusev, V.A., Evdokimov, E.V. and Bobrovskaya, N.I. (1992) Deviation from Poisson Distribution in the Series of Identical E. coli Cell Culture. Biophysics, 7, 733-737.
 Gusev, V.A. (2008) Evolutionary Drift, Cooperative Effects, Quasiperiodic Variations, and Biorhythms of Microbial Communities under Extreme Conditions of Absolute Substrate Starvation. The Periodical of the Problems of the Evolution of the Open Systems, 1, 130-138. (in Russian)
 Gusev, V.A. and Schulze-Makuch, D. (2005) Low Frequency Electromagnetic Waves as a Supplemental Energy Source to Sustain Microbial Growth? Naturwissenschaften, 92, 115-120.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-004-0594-9
 Gusev, V.A. (2012) Electromagnetic Waves as the Source of Free Energy for the Living Systems. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, 204.
 Chernoshchekov, K.A. and Lepekhin, A.V. (1992) On the Vital Activity of Enterobacteria in the Aqueous Medium in the Absence of the Sources of Organic Power. Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunology, 9, 21-24. (in Russian)
 Bagayev, S.N., Gusev, V.A., et al. (1999) Precision Light Scattering Spectroscopy for Study Determinate Movement of Biological Objects. Proceeding of SPIE, 3732, 196-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.340011
 Smirnov, B.M. (1991) Physics of Fractal Clusters. Nauka, Moscow. (in Russian)
 Feder, J. (1989) Fractals. Plenum, New York.
 Gusev, V. (2001) Living Universe. Palyi, G., Zucchi, C., et al., Eds., Elsevier, Paris, 41-46.
 Gusev, V.A. and Schulze-Makuch, D. (2004) Genetic Code: Lucky Chance or Fundamental Law of Nature? Physics of Life Reviews, 1, 202-229.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2004.11.001
 Gusev, V.A. (2005) Arithmetic and Algebra in the Structure of Genetic Code, Logic in the Genome Structure and Biochemical Cycle of Self-Replication of Living Systems. Vestnik VOGiS, 9, 153-161. (in Russian)
 Oparin, A.I. (1924) The Origin of Life. Moskovskii rabochii, Moscow. (in Russian)
 Strugatskiy, A. and Strugatskiy, B. (1976) Billion Years to the End of the Earth. Znanie-Sila, Moscow, No. 9-12. (in Russian)
 Gusev, V.A. (2002) Chemical Evolution in a Thunderstorm Cloud. Doklady Chemistry, 385, 186-188. (in Russian)http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1016583017174
 Somsikov, V.M. (2006) At the Beginning Physics of Evolution. The Periodical of the Problems of the Evolution of the Open Systems, 2, 9-17. (in Russian)
 Carr, B.J. and Rees, M.Y. (1979) The Anthropic Principle and the Structure of the Physical World. Nature, 278, 605-612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/278605a0
 Gorelik, G.E. (1983) Dimensionality of Space. Moscow State University, Moscow. (in Russian)
 Ehrenfest, P. (1917) In What Way Does It Become Manifest in the Fundamental Laws of Physics that Space Has Three Dimensions? Proceedings of the Amsterdam Academy, 20, 200.
 Gorelik, G.E. (1982) Why Space Is Three-Dimensional? Nauka, Moscow. (in Russian)
 Abalkin, V.K., Ed. (1981) Astronomic Almanac (Constant Part). Nauka, Moscow. (in Russian)
 Marov, M.Ya. and Zharkov, V.M., Eds. (1990) The System of Saturn. Mir, Moscow. (in Russian)
 Dyatlov, V.L. (1998) Polarization Model of Inhomogeneous Physical Vacuum. Izd. IM SO RAN, Novosibirsk. (in Russian)
 Dmitriev, A.E., Dyatlov, V.L. and Gvozdarev, A.Yu. (2005) Unusual Phenomena in Nature and Inhomogeneous Vacuum. Izd. BTPU im. Shukshina, Novosibirsk-Gorno-Altaisk-Biisk. (in Russian)
 Chernin, A.D. (2008) Dark Energy and Universal Antigravitation. Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk, 178, 267-300. (in Russian)