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Author Lane, Nick. 1967-

Title Power, sex, suicide : mitochondria and the meaning of life / Nick Lane.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    571.657 LAN    Available
Description xiii, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The deepest evolutionary chasm -- Quest for a progenitor -- The hydrogen hypothesis -- The meaning of respiration -- Proton power -- The origin of life -- Why bacteria are simple -- Why mitochondria make complexity possible -- The power laws of biology -- The warm-blooded revolution -- Conflict in the body -- Foundations of the individual -- The asymmetry of sex -- What human prehistory says about the sexes -- Why there are two sexes -- The mitochondrial theory of ageing -- Demise of the self-correcting machine -- A cure for old age?
Subject Mitochondria.
Mitochondrial DNA.
Energy metabolism.
Eukaryotic cells -- Evolution.
ISBN 0192804812 (alk. paper)

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