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The new foundations of evolution : on the tree of life / Jan Sapp.

Sapp, Jan.
Date
[2009], ©2009
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Publication/Creation

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2009], ©2009.

Physical description

xvi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Contributors

Contents

Animal, vegetable, or mineral? -- Microbes first -- The germ of phylogeny -- Creatures void of form -- About chaos -- Kingdoms at biology's borders -- The prokaryote and the eukaryote -- On the unity of life -- Symbiotic complexity -- The morning of molecular phylogenetics -- Roots in the genetic code -- A third form of life -- A kingdom on a molecule -- Against adaptationism -- In the capital of the new kingdom -- Out of Eden -- Big tree -- The dawn cell controversy -- Three domains -- Disputed territories -- Grappling with a worldwide web -- Entangled roots and braided lives.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-404) and index.

Languages

  • English


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ISBN

  • 9780195388497
  • 0195388496
  • 9780195388503
  • 019538850X