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The major transitions in evolution

Author: John Maynard Smith and E�ors Szathm�ary. Szathm�ary, E�ors. ; John Maynard Smith; Eörs Szathmáry
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : W.H. Freeman Spektrum, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During evolution there have been major changes in the way genetic information is transmitted from one generation to the next. This book discusses these transitions. The authors highlight the similarities between different transitions and show how an understanding of one sheds light on others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Maynard Smith and E�ors Szathm�ary. Szathm�ary, E�ors. ; John Maynard Smith; Eörs Szathmáry
ISBN: 0716745259 9780716745259
OCLC Number: 30894392
Description: xiv, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What is Life? --
Chemical evolution --
The evolution of templates --
The chicken and egg problem --
The origin of protocells --
The origin of cukaryotes --
The origin of sex and the nature of sprcies --
Intragenomic conflict --
Symbiosis --
Development in simple organisms --
Gene regulation and cell heredity --
The development of spatial patterns --
Development and evolution --
The origins of societies --
The origins of language.
Responsibility: John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry.

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