A Symbiotic View of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals

@article{Gilbert2012ASV,
  title={A Symbiotic View of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals},
  author={S. Gilbert and J. Sapp and A. Tauber},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={87},
  pages={325 - 341}
}
  • S. Gilbert, J. Sapp, A. Tauber
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • The notion of the “biological individual” is crucial to studies of genetics, immunology, evolution, development, anatomy, and physiology. Each of these biological subdisciplines has a specific conception of individuality, which has historically provided conceptual contexts for integrating newly acquired data. During the past decade, nucleic acid analysis, especially genomic sequencing and high-throughput RNA techniques, has challenged each of these disciplinary definitions by finding… CONTINUE READING
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