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Life’s Devices: On the Evolution of Prokaryotic Cells and Their Parts

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/9780226174310.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter tackles the evolution of cellular organization. How did intricate subcellular machines, such as ribosomes, flagella and ion pumps come to exist? How do cells transmit their functional ... More


Gene regulation and cell heredity

John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary

in The Major Transitions in Evolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198502944
eISBN:
9780191919237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198502944.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Two cellular mechanisms are essential for development. The first, gene regulation, makes it possible to switch on different genes in different cells, in response either to conditions external to ... More


Development and evolution

John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary

in The Major Transitions in Evolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198502944
eISBN:
9780191919237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198502944.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

In the nineteenth century, ideas about development, heredity and evolution were inextricably mixed up, because it seemed natural to suppose that changes that first occurred in development could ... More


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