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18%OFFArchibald, John - One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life - 9780198758129 - V9780198758129
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One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life

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Description for One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 224 pages, 11 black and white images. BIC Classification: PDZ; PSAK1; PSD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 195 x 14. Weight in Grams: 168.
We are in the midst of a revolution. It is a scientific revolution built upon the tools of molecular biology, with which we probe and prod the living world in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. Need to track a bacterium at the root of a hospital outbreak? No problem: the offending germ's complete genetic profile can be obtained in 24 hours. We insert human DNA into E. coli bacteria to produce our insulin. It is natural to look at biotechnology in the 21st century with a mix of wonder and fear. But biotechnology is not ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780198758129
SKU
V9780198758129
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About Archibald, John
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 ... Read more

Reviews for One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life
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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