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One Plus One Equals One

Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life

John Archibald

September 2016

ISBN: 9780198758129

224 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Price: £9.99

John Archibald chronicles the revolutionary insights provided by modern molecular biology, especially rapid DNA sequencing. These tools demonstrate the unity of all life, and show that complex life originated in ancient mergers between microbes.

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John Archibald chronicles the revolutionary insights provided by modern molecular biology, especially rapid DNA sequencing. These tools demonstrate the unity of all life, and show that complex life originated in ancient mergers between microbes.

  • Includes unique insights through interviews with 'insiders': research scientists working in the area
  • Explores an exciting area of development in molecular biology
  • Written by a leading researcher in comparative genomics
  • Considers the importance of our new understanding from this area of biology

About the Author(s)

John Archibald, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University; and Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Integrated Microbial Biodiversity Program

John Archibald is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Program in Integrated Microbial Biodiversity, and was a Visiting By-Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK, in 2012. He received his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in 2001 and returned as a faculty member in 2003 after holding Izaak Walton Killam and Canadian Institutes of Health Research post-doctoral fellowships at the University of British Columbia. He is an Associate Editor for Genome Biology and Evolution and an Editorial Board Member of various journals, including Current Biology, Eukaryotic Cell, and BMC Biology.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:Life as we don't know it
    2:Revolutions in biology
    3:The seeds of symbiosis
    4:Molecular rulers of life's kingdoms
    5:Bacteria becomes organelles: an insider's take
    6:The complex cell: when, who, where, and how?
    7:Green evolution, green revolution
    8:Back to the future
    9:Epilogue
    Glossary

Reviews

"I recommend One Plus One Equals One, which provides extensive and clear explanations of a fascinating area of biology. Indeed, it would be ideal for university students wanting to deepen their knowledge of symbiotic relationships." - Jordan Handley, The Biologist

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