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The Lego Game: The Genesis of Visible Life

Alexandre Meinesz

in How Life Began: Evolution's Three Geneses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226519319
eISBN:
9780226519333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226519333.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The passage from microbial unicellular animal and plant life to multicellular life is easy to imagine; it seems so evident that is not discussed in most evolution books. Nevertheless, it required a ... More


Dynamical Patterning Modules

Stuart A. Newman

in Evolution—the Extended Synthesis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513678
eISBN:
9780262315142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513678.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the developmental-genetic mobilization of physical forces in the origin of animal body plans and presents a plausible basis for the emergence of key mechanisms of developmental ... More


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