Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 September 2011

272 Pages | 100 black and white illustrations

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199692606

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The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations

A Theory of Transformative Change in Living Systems

Andreas Wagner

  • The first major synthesis of existing knowledge that forms the basis of a theory of innovation in living systems
  • Describes three broad classes of changes that have played a key role in the history of life: new metabolic pathways, new gene activity patterns, and new molecules
  • Demonstrates how these three different systems share a number of organisational principles that accomplish the goals of a theory of innovation
  • Accessible style makes it ideal graduate seminar course material

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