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The Tangled Tree

Author : David Quammen
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In this New York Times bestseller and longlist nominee for the National Book Award, “our greatest living chronicler of the natural world” (The New York Times), David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology affect our understanding of evolution and life’s history. 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—the study of life’s diversity and relatedness at the molecular level—is horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the movement of genes across species lines. It turns out that HGT has been widespread and important; we now know that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived sideways by viral infection—a type of HGT. In The Tangled Tree, “the grandest tale in biology….David Quammen presents the science—and the scientists involved—with patience, candor, and flair” (Nature). We learn about the major players, such as Carl Woese, the most important little-known biologist of the twentieth century; Lynn Margulis, the notorious maverick whose wild ideas about “mosaic” creatures proved to be true; and Tsutomu Wantanabe, who discovered that the scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a direct result of horizontal gene transfer, bringing the deep study of genome histories to bear on a global crisis in public health. “David Quammen proves to be an immensely well-informed guide to a complex story” (The Wall Street Journal). In The Tangled Tree, he explains how molecular studies of evolution have brought startling recognitions about the tangled tree of life—including where we humans fit upon it. Thanks to new technologies, we now have the ability to alter even our genetic composition—through sideways insertions, as nature has long been doing. “The Tangled Tree is a source of wonder….Quammen has written a deep and daring intellectual adventure” (The Boston Globe).

Summary Analysis of The Tangled Tree

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: The Tangled Tree is David Quammen's detailed, fascinating, and artful look into the history of evolutionary biology and the brilliant minds behind it, as well as the answers to those eternal questions: who are we and where did we come from? What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookDetailed history of evolutionary biology from Darwin to todayA guide to the science of geneticsKey scientific milestones of the past 200 yearsDetailed stories from Quammen's extensive researchAn in-depth editorial reviewBackground on the author About the Original Book: The Tangled Tree is so much more than a book about evolution. Quammen covers every facet of this incredible story from the personal history of Charles Darwin to the technological hurdles facing scientists today. Understand the development of our human knowledge over time, how we built upon Darwinian evolution, and what questions are left to answer next. The writing is artful and compelling, and Quammen makes the complicated genetic science easy to understand. If you have ever wondered where humans came from or how we study and learn about our ancient past, this book is a must-read. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

An Arabic English Lexicon

Author : Edward William Lane
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Annual Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan for the Year

Author : Michigan. State Board of Agriculture
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Report of the Secretary

Author : Michigan. State Board of Agriculture
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Annual Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture and Annual Report of the Experiment Station

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Author : Michigan State University. Agricultural Experiment Station
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Annual Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture and Annual Report of the Experimental Station

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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Author : Sanguthevar Rajasekaran
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, BICoB 2007, held in New Orleans, LA, USA, in April 2007. The 30 revised full papers presented together with 10 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 72 initial submissions. The papers address current research in the area of bioinformatics and computational biology fostering the advancement of computing techniques and their application to life sciences in topics such as genome analysis sequence analysis, phylogenetics, structural bioinformatics, analysis of high-throughput biological data, genetics and population analysis, as well as systems biology.

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

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Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology is the definitive go-to reference in the field of evolutionary biology. It provides a fully comprehensive review of the field in an easy to search structure. Under the collective leadership of fifteen distinguished section editors, it is comprised of articles written by leading experts in the field, providing a full review of the current status of each topic. The articles are up-to-date and fully illustrated with in-text references that allow readers to easily access primary literature. While all entries are authoritative and valuable to those with advanced understanding of evolutionary biology, they are also intended to be accessible to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Broad topics include the history of evolutionary biology, population genetics, quantitative genetics; speciation, life history evolution, evolution of sex and mating systems, evolutionary biogeography, evolutionary developmental biology, molecular and genome evolution, coevolution, phylogenetic methods, microbial evolution, diversification of plants and fungi, diversification of animals, and applied evolution. Presents fully comprehensive content, allowing easy access to fundamental information and links to primary research Contains concise articles by leading experts in the field that ensures current coverage of each topic Provides ancillary learning tools like tables, illustrations, and multimedia features to assist with the comprehension process