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Kin : how we came to know our microbe relatives / John L. Ingraham.

Author:
Ingraham, John L. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary note:
By unlocking the evolutionary information contained in cells, biologists have been able to construct the Tree of Life and show that its three main stems are dominated by microbes. Plants and animals constitute a small upper branch in one stem. Soon we may know how life began over 3.5 billion years ago. John Ingraham tells this story of discovery.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- Part One. Discovering the tree of life -- 1. The tree's microbial branches -- 2. Relationships among organisms -- 3. Enter DNA -- 4. The Rosetta Stone -- 5. From the tree's roots to its branches -- Part Two. Doubts and complications -- 6. Genes from neighbor -- 7. Can the receiving cell just say no? -- 8. Can the tree be trusted? -- Part Three. Understanding the tree of life -- 9. Low-hanging ecological fruit -- 10. The tree's beginnings.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780674660403 hardcover alkaline paper
  • 0674660404 hardcover alkaline paper
LCCN:
2016037619
OCLC:
957339669
Other standard number:
  • 40027090733
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