Evolution since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, and Wings PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Zachary F. Burton

Evolution since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, and Wings

Academic Press
Publication date: August 2017
ISBN: 9780128130346
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

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Evolution since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, and Wings describes genesis of metabolism, transcription, translation, cell structure, eukaryotic complexity, LUCA (the last universal common (cellular) ancestor), the great divergence of archaea and bacteria, LECA (the last eukaryotic common ancestor), extinction, and cancer in very simple ways. The work (almost) "synthesizes life from scratch" (since coding) and describes the tools for readers to check the author's work. As a result, readers understand living systems and their evolution in a conceptual way and are empowered to utilize powerful but accessible tools in computer-based biology.

The work serves as foundational reading for a variety of researchers, academics, and students in life sciences, for example in evolution/evolutionary biology, biochemistry, genetics/molecular genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and microbiology, as well as disciplines beyond biological science. Its approachable style makes the book accessible for introductory students and educated laypersons. Evolution since Coding is suitable to supplement college courses that mix computers, evolution, and biology from freshman to senior level.

  • Provides a simple, hands-on, conceptual route to understanding ancient evolution and the diversification of life on earth
  • Offers a conceptual understanding of biology, evolution, protein structure, RNA synthesis systems, protein synthesis systems, signaling systems, genesis of the three domains, and cell structures
  • Approaches ancient evolution via code-breaking protein and RNA sequences and motifs
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