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Biology of life : biochemistry, physiology and philosophy

Author: Laurence A Cole
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, [2016] ©2016
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence A Cole
ISBN: 9780128096857 0128096853
OCLC Number: 950450252
Description: xi, 184 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Section I. How life started. The physics and chemistry of planet earth --
How life started --
RNA, ribozymes, and early life forms --
Amino acids and peptides, essential ingredients of life --
Biochemistry of early life --
Evolutionary history of planet earth --
What is life? --
Section II. DNA and RNA. The evolution of DNA and the genetic code --
DNA biology : DNA replication, transcription, and translation --
Section III. Energetics. Adenosine triphosphate energetics --
Adenosine triphosphate synthase --
Section IV. 4.5 billion years evolution. Evolution timeline --
Evolution of chemical, prokaryotic, and eukaryotic life --
Animal evolution, small brain and advanced brain --
The evolution of humans --
Human development --
Section V. Human development. Human female oogenesis --
Human male spermatogenesis --
Sperm activation, fertilization, morula, blastocyst formation, and twinning --
Multiple human chorionic gonadotropin molecules --
Implantation and pregnancy failure --
Hemochorial placentation --
Human life, development of the human brain --
Human life.
Responsibility: Laurence A. Cole.

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