Eradicating typological thinking in prokaryotic systematics and evolution.

Abstract

In 1982, John Maynard Smith called for an evolutionary "New Synthesis" specific for prokaryotes, observing that "population thinking has been well developed for fully half a century, but has yet to be adopted by microbiology" (Maynard Smith 1982). Twenty-seven years later, typological thinking (population thinking's antithesis) still dominates the field… (More)
DOI: 10.1101/sqb.2009.74.002

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@article{Doolittle2009EradicatingTT, title={Eradicating typological thinking in prokaryotic systematics and evolution.}, author={W. Ford Doolittle}, journal={Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology}, year={2009}, volume={74}, pages={197-204} }