The Major Transitions in Evolution

@inproceedings{Smith1995TheMT,
  title={The Major Transitions in Evolution},
  author={John Maynard Smith and E{\"o}rs Szathm{\'a}ry},
  year={1995}
}
List of Tables Preface 1. Introduction 2. What is Life? 3. Chemical evolution 4. The evolution of templates 5. The chicken and egg problem 6. The origin of translation and the genetic code 7. The origin of protocells 8. The origin of eukaryotes 9. The origin of sex and the nature of species 10. Intragenomic conflict 11. Symbiosis 12. Development in simple organisms 13. Gene regulation and cell heredity 14. The development of spatial patterns 15. Development and evolution 16. The origins of… 
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