Description

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.

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.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1991
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9781559383035
Electronic ISBN:
9780080948621

About the editor

Edward Bittar

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, USA