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Microscopes and Moving Molecules: The Discovery of Kinesin at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Karl S. Matlin

in Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226672762
eISBN:
9780226673097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In the late 1970s Nina Strömgren Allen and Robert Day Allen, working at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, discovered a type of video microscopy that enabled them to visually ... More


The Shape of Evolution: The MBL Model and Clade Shape

John Huss

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter discusses how the so-called “MBL Radical” model of simulated clade shape was developed. Paleontologist Tom Schopf organized a meeting in the winter of 1972 at the Marine Biological ... More


“Towards a Nomothetic Paleontology”: The MBL Model and Stochastic Paleontology

David Sepkoski

in Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

The study and modeling of the history of diversity over time motivated a methodological question: how reliable is the fossil record, and how can that reliability be tested? These problems became the ... More


A “Natural History of Data”: The Rise of Taxic Paleobiology

David Sepkoski

in Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter explores the taxic approach as a dominant perspective in paleobiology, and its contribution to the solidification of what came to be known as the Chicago School of analytical ... More


The Dynamics of Mass Extinctions

David Sepkoski

in Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter focuses on the dynamics of mass extinction. The study of extinction helps the paleobiologists in rereading the fossil record. However, many of them during this time expressed frustration ... More


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