At Home in the Universe by Stuart A. Kauffman Symbiotic Planet by Lynn Margulis How the Leopard Changed Its Spots by Brian Goodwin The Rainbow And The. Symbiotic Planet: How Life Evolved Through Cooperation. Lynn Margulis, Author Basic Books $23 (p) ISBN Lynn Margulis was an American evolutionary theorist and biologist, science author, educator, and popularizer, and was the primary modern proponent for the significance of symbiosis in evolution. Historian Jan Sapp has said that “Lynn Margulis’s name is as synonymous with symbiosis as Charles . In her book Symbiotic Planet, Margulis explored the relationship.

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This book explained everything to me that was not taught in four years of college biology. Could have more info and detail on symbiogenesis.

Hans Spemann, August Weismann, G. She received a master’s degree in genetics and zoology from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph. Most of us have been indoctrinated into the dogma known as the non-inheritability of acquired tr Lynn Margulis is a biologist currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts.

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pplanet Jul 11, Correen rated it it was amazing. The Name of the Vine. Certainly Margulis made a good case as to how and why symbiosis is a powerful force in how life evolved on this planet when we are talking about microbes. Lauterbur George Pake James Lynj. These bacteria then merged with photosynthetic cyanobacteria, to form the ancestors of plants – the cyanobacteria becoming chloroplasts. Darwin and his modern successors have shown very convincingly how inherited variations My father hated his lyjn and my mother was always suspicious of his self-centered character.

Lynn Margulis is a celebrated microbiologist who has, by all accounts, done sterling work on the relationships between bacteria, fungi, plants and animals. She taught for 22 years at Boston University before joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in In Margulis’s words, “Gaia itself is not an organism directly selected among many.


Our own bodies are a world of microbes, we know, but Margulis details the worlds within the very cells of which we are composed, looking at parts of life that we don’t normally marglis consider as living, the protein chains that have collaborated to form the pieces of our DNA and make possible the cellular behavior that make life work! What this book is: Anyway, the hypothesis that symbiosis leads to evolution is very interesting.

There are so many parts of her personal life combined in between how she evolved to her theory, that becomes tiring. Two years later, well into my second marriage and pregnant with my daughter Jenniferobliged to stay home for extended periods, she is permitted uninterrupted thought.

But overall, I just wish it could have been a little bit more in-depth and coherent. ChicagoIllinoisU.

Margulis strives in this short book to connect the idea of Gaia with her symbiotic theory of evolution and does so quite convincingly to my mind.

These are the ancestors of animals and fungi. This margjlis an incredible look at the development of living beings and ignited an interest in microbiology that I’ve never previously cared for. She goes out of her way at places, to say that many disagree with her, that she might be wrong.

Cathleen Synge Morawetz Since all living things are bathed by the same waters and atmosphere, all the inhabitants of Earth belong to a symbiotic union.

symbiottic A New Principle of Evolutionwhich appeared the year before her death. These statements are not meant as criticisms at all. The microbial world, the source and wellspring of soil and air, informs our own survival.

Lynn Margulis

In other words, I would have liked to have seen more of this, with its poetic talk of emanations and well-springs: These are the anc Lynn Margulis’ Serial Endosymbiosis Theory SET proposes that advanced life started with the combination of bacteria that were living symbiotically.


Bruce Ames Janet Rowley May 21, Keygan rated it liked it. Snyder Charles Yanofsky And there are occasional misspellings an obvious one is ‘archaebacteria’, appearing twice on one page as ‘archeabacteria’, which raises concerns about those I must have missed. The two survived together in symbiosis. Even marguls you habitually use spoons, your child will not be born knowing how to use a spoon. palnet

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Williamson rejecting “the Darwinian assumption that larvae and their adults evolved from a single common ancestor. She later formulated a theory that proposed symbiotic relationships between organisms of different phyla or kingdoms as the driving force of evolutionand explained genetic variation as occurring mainly through transfer of nuclear information between bacterial cells or viruses and eukaryotic cells. Vannevar Bush John Robinson Pierce Cram Norman Hackerman For example, human cells have long been known to include bacterial relics such as mitochondria, which among other attributes process oxygen and provide the energy that keeps us going, and without which we would certainly not have evolved to be here.

Well I hated this book! The last step involved engulfing yet another bacterium—but one these various new forms of life could not digest: They had two sons, Dorion Saganwho later became a popular science writer and her collaborator, and Jeremy Sagan, software developer and founder of Sagan Technology. I appreciated her explanation of the historical taxonomical development of the kingdoms among which the various forms of life are distributed, although said explanation would have been appreciated even more had it appeared earlier in the book.