Microbes and Evolution

Microbes and Evolution

The World That Darwin Never Saw

eBook - 2012
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Amer Society For Microbiology

Explore the fundamental role of microbes in the natural history of our planet…

  • Inspired by a 2009 colloquium on microbial evolution convened at the Galapagos Islands, Microbes and Evolution continues to celebrate Charles Darwin and his landmark book On the Origin of Species.
  • Features 40 first-person essays written by microbiologists with a passion for evolutionary biology, whose thinking and career paths in science were influenced by Darwin’s seminal work.
  • Includes personal viewpoints on the importance of evolutionary principles in the study of a variety of aspects of life science, from taxonomy, speciation, adaptation, social structure, and symbiosis to antibiotic resistance, genetics, and genomics.

Explore the fundamental role of microbes in the natural history of our planet with 40 first-person essays written by microbiologists with a passion for evolutionary biology, whose thinking and career paths in science were influenced by Darwin’s seminal work On the Origin of Species.

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Microbiologists describe for general readers their own work into the role microbes play in the modern understanding of evolution. Among the topics are minimal genomes and reducible complexity, the secret social lives of microorganisms, whether bacteria have sex, the co-evolution of Helicobacter pylori and humans, and the Christmas fungus on Christmas Island. The 39 essays were presented at a 2009 colloquium at the Galapagos Islands to celebrate Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th of On the Origin of Species Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, DC :, ASM Press,, Ă2012
ISBN: 9781555818470
1555818471
1555815405
9781555815400
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages)

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