Book review of "The origin of sex: three billion years of genetic recombination" by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, Yale University Press, New Haven and London

Robson, Simon (1987) Book review of "The origin of sex: three billion years of genetic recombination" by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, Yale University Press, New Haven and London. Symbiosis, 3. pp. 207-212.

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Abstract

[Extract] Margulis and Sagan explore the relationship between sex and the other developmental processes with which it is so often confused, i.e. autopoiesis, replication, reproduction, gender, etc. and compare and contrast the reasons and pathways for the evolutionary development of each. By combining data from a wide variety of sources (geology, paleobiology, microbiology, molecular biology, endocytobiology, comparative protistology, etc.) they take us through the last four billion years of the earth's history, examining the evolution of sex in the context of the environment within which it first evolved and the factors that led to its evolution. Information is drawn from all five kingdoms of organisms in an attempt to produce a truly integrated approach to this question.

Item ID: 22499
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
ISSN: 1878-7665
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 00:57
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060201 Behavioural Ecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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