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Photosynthesis and the Great Salt Lake

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses the diversity of life, its classification into Eukarya, Eubacteria, and Archaea and their evolutionary relationships. It further investigates Halobacterium salinarum, which ... More


Evolution of the Cell

Franklin M. Harold

in On Life: Cells, Genes, and the Evolution of Complexity

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197604540
eISBN:
9780197604571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604540.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

Cells are life’s basic building blocks, and there is no more profound question than how they came to be. What made this murky subject accessible is the invention of methods to sequence nucleic acids ... More


A World Mostly Made Up of Microbes: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya

Franklin M. Harold

in In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174143
eISBN:
9780226174310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174310.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The world seems to hold only three kinds of cells, three cellular designs: Eukarya, Bacteria and Archaea. This chapter attempts to define their essential characteristics. A central theme is the ... More


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