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Singularities : landmarks on the pathways of life

Author: Christian De Duve
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this new book Christian De Duve, Nobel Laureate and pioneer of modern cell biology, presents a contemporary response to Erwin Schrodinger's classic What is Life? providing a sophisticated  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian De Duve
ISBN: 052184195X 9780521841955
OCLC Number: 123234779
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Building blocks; 2. Homochirality; 3. Protometabolism; 4. ATP; 5. Electrons and protons; 6. Thioesters; 7. RNA; 8. Proteins; 9. DNA; 10. Membranes; 11. Protonmotive force; 12. Protometabolism revisited; 13. The LUCA; 14. The first fork; 15. Eukaryotes; 16. Oxygen; 17. Endosymbionts; 18. Multicellular organisms; 19. Homo; 20. Evolution revisited.
Responsibility: Christian de Duve.
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'... fine, incisive prose. ... [De Duve] takes us on a dazzling trip within a cell, providing a beautiful exposition of life's biochemical cycles, their elegance, equilibrium and evolution.' New Read more...

 
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