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The tangled tree : a radical new history of life / David Quammen.

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  • ISBN: 9781476776620
  • ISBN: 1476776628
  • Physical Description: xvi, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"August 2018"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-439) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Three surprises : an introduction -- Darwin's little sketch -- A separate form of life -- Mergers and acquisitions -- Big tree -- Infective heredity -- Topiary -- E pluribus human.
Summary, etc.:
In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine the history of all life. Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new field is horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the movement of genes across species lines. It turns out that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived not through traditional inheritance from directly ancestral forms, but sideways by viral infection-- a type of HGT. Quammen chronicles these discoveries through the lives of the researchers who made them and explains how molecular studies of evolution have brought startling recognition about the tangled tree of life-- including where we humans fit upon it. And he shows that, thanks to new technologies, we now have the ability to alter even our genetic composition through sideways insertions. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Phylogeny > Molecular aspects.
Evolution (Biology) > History.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics.

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