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Evolution of Microbial Life

ProceedingsOut of Print

Series: Society for General Microbiology Symposium Volumes Volume: 54

Edited By: D McL.Roberts, P Sharp, G Alderson and M Collins

299 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #61272 | ISBN: 0521564328
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This volume considers the evolution and diversification of early unicellular life, drawing together current understanding about the process of evolution itself and suggesting what this knowledge can contribute to the study of biodiversity.

'I would strongly recommend this excellent book to anyone who is interested in the evolution of life.' Society for General Microbiology


Preface; 1. Introduction and overview W. F. Doolittle; 2. Evidence of early life W. Schopf; 3. The diversity of life S. Giovanonni; 4. The common ancestor J. Lake; 5. Organellar evolution M. Gray; 6. Relationships between viruses E. Holmes; 7. Evolution of Hepatitis C P. Simmonds; 8. Eukaryotic molecular diversity M. Sogin; 9. Anaerobic physiology T. Fenchel; 10. Evolutionary trends in the fungi R. Moore; 11. Symbiosis A. Douglas; 12. The evolution of metabolic pathways L. Dijkhuizen; 13. Horizontal transfer P. Gogarten; Index.

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