Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 January 2002

480 Pages | 156 b&w halftones/line illus

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195117035

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Biochemical Adaptation

Mechanism and Process in Physiological Evolution

Peter W. Hochachka and George N. Somero

  • Presents an integrated analysis of adaption from the molecular level to the level of whole organism function
  • Discusses the impacts of environmental variables on organisms, followed by a detailed exploration of the mechanisms by which biochemical systems adapt to these environmental challenges
  • The origins of novel biochemical traits are discussed in terms of exploitation of pre-existing genetic information to generate new functions

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