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Origin and Evolution of Eukaryotes

Series: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology

By: Patrick J Keeling(Editor), Eugene V Koonin(Editor)

400 pages, illustrations

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Hardback | Feb 2014 | #211461 | ISBN-13: 9781621820284
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NHBS Price: £89.99 $114/€101 approx

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Eukaryotes – organisms whose cells possess a nucleus and internal membranes – first appeared on earth around two billion years ago, when one prokaryotic cell engulfed another. The resulting cells went on to give rise to all fungi, animals, and plants. Origin and Evolution of Eukaryotes discusses the evolutionary processes that led to the appearance of eukaryotes and how they subsequently evolved.


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