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The evolution of individuality
The Evolution of Individuality cites Rensch: "by far most phylogenetic changes in form arise by heterochrony"
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The Trichoplax genome and the nature of placozoans
As arguably the simplest free-living animals, placozoans may represent a primitive metazoan form, yet their biology is poorly understood. Here we report the sequencing and analysis of the ∼98 millionExpand
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Somatic cell parasitism and the evolution of somatic tissue compatibility.
  • L. Buss
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 September 1982
Selection pressures proposed to account for the convergent evolution of self/not-self recognition systems in lower organisms include defense against microbial parasites and somatic cell variants.Expand
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Evolution of king crabs from hermit crab ancestors
KING crabs (Family Lithodidae) are among the world's largest arthropods, having a crab-like morphology and a strongly calcified exoskeleton1–6. The hermit crabs, by contrast, have depended onExpand
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Class-level relationships in the phylum Cnidaria: molecular and morphological evidence.
The evolutionary history of cnidarian life cycles has been debated since the 1880s, with different hypotheses favored even by current textbooks. Contributing to the disagreement is the fact that theExpand
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Class-level relationships in the phylum Cnidaria: evidence from mitochondrial genome structure.
The phylogenetic relationships of the Recent cnidarian classes remain one of the classic problems in invertebrate zoology. We survey the structure of the mitochondrial genome in representatives ofExpand
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Mitochondrial genome of Trichoplax adhaerens supports placozoa as the basal lower metazoan phylum.
Mitochondrial genomes of multicellular animals are typically 15- to 24-kb circular molecules that encode a nearly identical set of 12-14 proteins for oxidative phosphorylation and 24-25 structuralExpand
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Population biology and evolution of clonal organisms
The best ebooks about Population Biology And Evolution Of Clonal Organisms that you can get for free here by download this Population Biology And Evolution Of Clonal Organisms and save to yourExpand
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What would be conserved if "the tape were played twice"?
  • W. Fontana, L. Buss
  • Medicine, Mathematics
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 18 January 1994
We develop an abstract chemistry, implemented in a lambda-calculus-based modeling platform, and argue that the following features are generic to this particular abstraction of chemistry; hence, theyExpand
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“The arrival of the fittest”: Toward a theory of biological organization
The formal structure of evolutionary theory is based upon the dynamics of alleles, individuals and populations. As such, the theory must assume the prior existence of these entities. This existenceExpand
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