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The Resource Power, sex, suicide : mitochondria and the meaning of life, Nick Lane

Power, sex, suicide : mitochondria and the meaning of life, Nick Lane

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Power, sex, suicide : mitochondria and the meaning of life
Title
Power, sex, suicide
Title remainder
mitochondria and the meaning of life
Statement of responsibility
Nick Lane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, mitochondria are central to research into human prehistory, genetic diseases, cell suicide, fertility, ageing, bioenergetics, sex, and the eukaryotic cell. Piecing together puzzles from the forefront of research, this book paints a sweeping canvas that will thrill all who are interested in biology, while also contributing to evolutionary thinking and debate. This is a book full of insights into the nature and evolution of life, and should be read by anyone who wants to know why we're here."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lane, Nick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH603.M5
LC item number
L36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mitochondria
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Energy metabolism
  • Eukaryotic cells
  • Mitochondrium
  • Evolution
  • Leben
Label
Power, sex, suicide : mitochondria and the meaning of life, Nick Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-346) and index
Contents
The deepest evolutionary chasm -- Quest for a progenitor -- The hydrogen hypothesis -- The meaning of respiration -- Proton power -- The origin of life -- Why bacteria are simple -- Why mitochondria make complexity possible -- The power laws of biology -- The warm-blooded revolution -- Conflict in the body -- Foundations of the individual -- The asymmetry of sex -- What human prehistory says about the sexes -- Why there are two sexes -- The mitochondrial theory of ageing -- Demise of the self-correcting machine -- A cure for old age?
Control code
61151377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 354 p.
Isbn
9780192804815
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005019700
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61151377
Label
Power, sex, suicide : mitochondria and the meaning of life, Nick Lane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-346) and index
Contents
The deepest evolutionary chasm -- Quest for a progenitor -- The hydrogen hypothesis -- The meaning of respiration -- Proton power -- The origin of life -- Why bacteria are simple -- Why mitochondria make complexity possible -- The power laws of biology -- The warm-blooded revolution -- Conflict in the body -- Foundations of the individual -- The asymmetry of sex -- What human prehistory says about the sexes -- Why there are two sexes -- The mitochondrial theory of ageing -- Demise of the self-correcting machine -- A cure for old age?
Control code
61151377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 354 p.
Isbn
9780192804815
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005019700
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61151377

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