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Origins of sex : three billion years of genetic recombination

Author: Lynn Margulis; Dorion Sagan
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1986.
Series: Bio-origins series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Margulis; Dorion Sagan
ISBN: 0300033400 9780300033403 0300046197 9780300046199
OCLC Number: 12081025
Description: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: For whom this book is meant --
What is life? DNA, autopoiesis, and the reproductive imperative --
What is evolution? Cell DNA continuity and the necessity of error --
What is sex? Molecular, cellular, and organismal recombinations and fusions --
Threats to DNA and the emergence of sexuality: ultraviolet light, chemical death, and DNA repair --
Recombination and bacterial mating: worldwide evolutionary changes through microbial sex --
The emergence of protists: symbiotic bacteria and organellar sex --
The origin of chromosomes: packing of chromatin --
Chromosome deployment in mitosis: microtubules and their organizing centers --
Cannibalism and other mergers: protistan dilemma of doubleness --
Pairing and halving: fertilization and meiosis --
Meiosis and cell differentiation: from microbial community ecology to endocytobiology --
Big eggs and small sperm: origin of anisogamy and gender --
Three billion years of sex: common evolutionary legacy and strange variations --
Glossary.
Series Title: Bio-origins series.
Responsibility: Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan.

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