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The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology: From Genes to Genomes

Rowland H. Davis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195154368
eISBN:
9780199893935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This book explains the role of simple biological model systems in the growth of molecular biology. Essentially, the whole history of molecular biology is presented here, tracing the work in ... More


Organelle Genetics: Yeast and Chlamydomonas

Rowland H. Davis

in The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology: From Genes to Genomes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195154368
eISBN:
9780199893935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the origins of yeast mitochondrial work. It then discusses the development of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a model organism. It also shows how early work on ... More


Molecular mechanisms of life history trade-offs and the evolution of multicellular complexity in volvocalean green algae

Aurora M. Nedelcu and Richard E. Michod

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Although life history trade-offs are recognized as central to life history evolution, the mechanisms underlying trade-offs are not well understood. Life history trade-offs gain unique significance ... More


Cells, Colonies, and Clones: Individuality in the Volvocine Algae

Matthew D. Herron

in Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226446318
eISBN:
9780226446592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446592.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The hierarchy of life results from a series of evolutionary transitions in individuality. In each case new, higher-level units emerged from coalitions of the lower-level units, resulting in entirely ... More


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