The Organism as Cell Proceedings of the 5th Meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, June 1983 L. Margulis, J. Corliss, M.-O. Soyer-Gobillard. EVOLUTIONARY PROTISTOLOGY The Organism as ...
Presents the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP), an organization for people interested in the phylogeny and evolutionary biology of protists, which includes algae, fungi, protozoa, and other unicellular organisms of ...
Presents the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP), an organization for people interested in the phylogeny and evolutionary biology of protists, which includes algae, fungi, protozoa, and other unicellular organisms of the kingdom Protista. Contains information about newsletters and upcoming meetings of protistological interest, and provides access to the ISEP executive officers directory. Provides links to Web sites that contain information about how to find funding sources for evolutionary protistology, resources for evolutionary studies, protist databases and newsgroups, and the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Posts contact information for the current secretary of ISEP via mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail.
Tentative plans for the formation of a society for evolutionary protistology and plans of the protozoologists to meet with the phycologists are evidence of the contemporary reunification of the science of biology.
Author: T. Dobzhansky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
1. Paleobiology of the Precambrian: The Age of Blue-Green Algae.- Morphology and Classification of Cyanophytes.- Assessment of the Cyanophytic Fossil Record.- Quantity of Fossil Evidence.- Quality and Geological Distribution of Fossil Evidence.- Conclusions.- Origin of Blue-Green Algae.- Mode of Origin.- Paleobiological Evidence.- Phylogeny of the Cyanophyta.- Coccoid Line ("Coccogoneae").- Filamentous Line ("Hormogoneae").- Evolutionary Conservatism in the Cyanophyta.- Summary.- References.- 2. Five-Kingdom Classification and the Origin and Evolution of Cells.- Plants and Animals: Botanists a.
F.J.R. Taylor, “The collapse of the two-kingdom system, the rise of protistology and the founding of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP),” International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53 ...
Author: Jan Sapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is the story of a profound revolution in the way biologists explore life's history, understand its evolutionary processes, and reveal its diversity. It is about life's smallest entities, deepest diversity, and greatest cellular biomass: the microbiosphere. Jan Sapp introduces us to a new field of evolutionary biology and a new brand of molecular evolutionists who descend to the foundations of evolution on Earth to explore the origins of the genetic system and the primary life forms from which all others have emerged. In so doing, he examines-from Lamarck to the present-the means of pursuing the evolution of complexity, and of depicting the greatest differences among organisms. The New Foundations of Evolution takes us into a world that classical evolutionists could never have imagined: a deep phylogeny based on three domains of life and multiple kingdoms, and created by mechanisms very unlike those considered by Darwin and his followers. Evolution by leaps seems to occur regularly in the microbial world where molecular evolutionists have shown the inheritance of acquired genes and genomes are major modes of evolutionary innovation. Revisiting the history of microbiology for the first time from the perspective of evolutionary biology, Sapp shows why classical Darwinian conceptions centering on questions of the origin of species were forged without a microbial foundation, why classical microbiologists considered it impossible to know the course of evolution, and classical molecular biologists considered the evolution of the molecular genetic system to be beyond understanding. In telling this stirring story of scientific iconoclasm, this book elucidates how the new evolutionary biology arose, what methods and assumptions underpin it, and the fiery controversies that continue to shape biologists' understanding of the foundations of evolution today.