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Origins of Sex: Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination

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A fascinating and detailed examination of the evolution--and occasional devolution--of sexuality in microorganisms and more complex forms of life. Margulis and Sagan trace sex from its inauspicious beginnings in bacteria threatened by ultraviolet radiation to its intimate relation with the origin of mitotic division of nucleated cells. The origin of meiotic sex through cannibalism followed by centriole reproductive tardiness and the connection of cell symbiosis to sex and differentiation are explored. "The authors have not ...

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Origins of Sex: Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination
1990, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300046199

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Origins of Sex: Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination
1986, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300033403

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