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Microbial Phylogeny and Evolution: Concepts and Controversies

By: Jan Sapp(Editor), Joshua Lederberg(Foreword By)

326 pages, illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Mar 2005 | #152092 | ISBN: 0195168771
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The extent of lateral gene transfer among diverse microbes has effectively broken down our concept of species when we seek to apply it to the microbial world. The explosive growth of whole genome sequences for a great number of microbes give us an unprecedented perspective on the entire process of cellular evolution known. The field is rife with controversies, which have been waged fiercely over the past 20 years and which now are all coming to a point of resolution. Sapp has brought together the best workers in this field to assess what we now know, and to try to reach an accommodation and consensus on the broad outline of how cellular life has evolved.

"This book will leave readers in no doubt that there has never been a more breathless and exciting time to be an evolutionary biologist, and that microbes have rightfully taken center stage."
– Edward Feil, The Quarterly Review of Biology

"This volume is timely, interesting, and important. Dr. Sapp has gathered a group of authors that includies the best in the field of microbial evolution. [...] Any scientist interested in the origin and evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells will want to peruse this book."
– Nicholas Gillham, J.B. Duke Professor of Biology Emeritus, Duke University

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Edited by Jan Sapp, Department of Biology, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, York University.

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