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The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Pierre M. Durand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origins of life and cell death were the two most foundational events on which all other biological processes rest. This book provides the most up-to-date syntheses of why and how life and cell ... More


An introduction to the scientific study of life and death

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin of life and its inevitable association with death is one of the most intriguing areas in biology. The very idea of what life (and by extension death) is, is still debated. Once a system ... More


Group Selection and the Origins of Life and Death

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Group selection theory was, and to some extent still is, one of the most controversial topics in biology. It is interesting that the origins of life and death syntheses invoke group selection in some ... More


A Synthesis for the Origin of Programmed Cell Death

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Philosophical, experimental, and the levels of selection components are synthesized into a parsimonious account of the evolution of PCD by natural selection. As with the origin of life, the stages of ... More


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