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The new foundations of evolution : on the tree of life

Author: Jan Sapp
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Foreword Preface 1. Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? 2. Microbes First 3. The Germ of Phylogeny 4. Creatures Void of Form 5. About Chaos 6. Kingdoms at Biology's Borders 7. The Prokaryote and the Eukaryote 8. On the Unity of Life 9. Symbiotic Complexity 10. The Morning of Molecular Phylogenetics 11. Roots in the Genetic Code 12. A Third Form of Life 13. A Kingdom on a Molecule 14. Against Adaptationism 15. In the  Read more...
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Sapp, Jan.
New foundations of evolution.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008050915
(OCoLC)278980754
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Sapp
ISBN: 9780198026464 0198026463 1280760923 9781280760921
OCLC Number: 433076287
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 425 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword; Contents; ONE: Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?; TWO: Microbes First; THREE: The Germ of Phylogeny; FOUR: Creatures Void of Form; FIVE: About Chaos; SIX: Kingdoms at Biology's Borders; SEVEN: The Prokaryote and the Eukaryote; EIGHT: On the Unity of Life; NINE: Symbiotic Complexity; TEN: The Morning of Molecular Phylogenetics; ELEVEN: Roots in the Genetic Code; TWELVE: A Third Form of Life; THIRTEEN: A Kingdom on a Molecule; FOURTEEN: Against Adaptationism; FIFTEEN: In the Capital of the New Kingdom; SIXTEEN: Out of Eden; SEVENTEEN: Big Tree; EIGHTEEN: The Dawn Cell Controversy.
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