Cosmic Genetic Evolution

Cosmic Genetic Evolution

1st Edition - October 18, 2020

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  • Editors: Edward Steele, Chandra Wickramasinghe
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128215180
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215258

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Cosmic Genetic Evolution, Volume 106 in the Advances in Genetics series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on Panspermia, Cometary Panspermia and Origin of Life, The Efficient Lamarckian Spread of Life in the Cosmos, The Sociology of Science and Generality of the DNA/RNA/Protein Paradigm Throughout the Cosmos, The Mutagenic Source and Power of Our Own Evolution, Origin of New Emergent Coronavirus and Candida Fungal Diseases – Terrestrial or Cosmic?, and Future Prospects for Investigation -The Near-Earth Neighborhood and Beyond.

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  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Advances in Genetics series
  • Updated release includes the latest information on the Cosmic Genetic Evolution


Molecular geneticists, clinical geneticists, neurologists, neuroscientists, molecular biologists, and biochemists

Table of Contents

      1. Introduction—Panspermia, 2020
      2. Edward J Steele

      3. Cometary panspermia and origin of life?
      4. N.C. Wickramasinghe, D.T. Wickramasinghe and Edward J. Steele

      5. The efficient Lamarckian spread of life in the cosmos
      6. Edward J. Steele, Reginald M. Gorczynski, Robyn A. Lindley, Yongsheng Liu, Robert Temple, Gensuke Tokoro, Dayal T. Wickramasinghe and N. Chandra Wickramasinghe

      7. The sociology of science and generality of the DNA/RNA/protein paradigm throughout the cosmos
      8. N. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Edward J. Steele, Brig Klyce, Gensuke Tokoro and Dayal T. Wickramasinghe

      9. The mutagenic source and power of our own evolution
      10. Robyn A. Lindley

      11. Origin of new emergent Coronavirus and Candida fungal diseases—Terrestrial or cosmic?
      12. Edward J. Steele, Jiangwen Qu, Reginald M. Gorczynski, Robyn A. Lindley, Gensuke Tokoro, Robert Temple and N. Chandra Wickramasinghe

      13. A cosmic virosphere
      14. Predrag Slijepcevic and N.Chandra Wickramasinghe

      15. An internet of microbes straddling the cosmos
      16. Predrag Slijepcevic and N. Chandra Wickramasinghe

      17. Is the 2019 novel coronavirus related to a spike of cosmic rays?
      18. Jiangwen Qu and N. Chandra Wickramasinghe

      19. Microbial transfers from Venus to Earth
      20. N. Chandra Wickramasinghe and Predrag Slijepcevic

      21. Future prospects for investigation—Near Earth environment and beyond

    N. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Edward J. Steele, Robert Temple, Gensuke Tokoro, Willam A. Smith, Brig Klyce and Dayal T. Wickramsi

Product details

  • No. of pages: 162
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: October 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128215180
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215258

About the Serial Volume Editors

Edward Steele

Edward J Steele works at C.Y.O'Connor ERADE Village Foundation

Affiliations and Expertise

C.Y.O'Connor ERADE Village Foundation

Chandra Wickramasinghe

N. Chandra Wickramasinghe works in the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at University of Buckingham, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, University of Buckingham, UK

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