Evolutionary Biology

Edited by

  • Edward Bittar, Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, USA

Volume 1 of the series Fundamentals of Medical Cell Biology is devoted to evolutionary biology. This is presented in two parts: in the first, the structure and dynamics of RNA, DNA, and protein are dealt with. The second part is concerned with the origins and cellular basis of life.
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Book information

  • Published: October 1991
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-55938-303-5


Table of Contents

Contents. List of Contributors. Preface (E.E. Bittar). I Principles of Self-Assembly and Formation of Supramolecular Biological Systems. DNA Structure and Polymorphism (D.M.J. Lilley). RNA: Structure, organization, and Dynamics (B. Ehresmann and C. Ehresmann). Proteins: Structure, Organization, and Dynamics (R.B. Honzatko). II The Origins and Cellular Basis of Life. Determination and Freedom in Early Evolution (K. Dose). A Kit to Produce an Artificial Human Chromosome (A. Lima-de-Faria). The Evolution of RNA and Protein as Catalysts (L.A. Fothergill-Gilmore). The Evolution of the Mittochondrial Genome (H. de Vries). The Evolution of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells (T. Cavalier-Smith). The Autoevolution of the Human Species (A. Lima-de-Faria). Author Index. Subject Index.