The Resource Power, sex, suicide : mitochondria and the meaning of life, Nick Lane

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

Label
Power, sex, suicide : mitochondria and the meaning of life
Title
Power, sex, suicide
Title remainder
mitochondria and the meaning of life
Statement of responsibility
Nick Lane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mitochondria are tiny structures within all our cells, believed to have once evolved from bacteria living independent lives. Drawing on cutting edge research, this book explores the fundamental role they play in some of the biggest themes in biology: evolution, the origin of the sexes, in growth, ageing, disease, and in death. - ;Power, Sex, Suicide, Complexity, Individuality, Fertility, Prehistory, Ageing, Death. These universal themes are all linked by mitochondria - the tiny structures located inside our cells - miniature powerhouses that use oxygen to generate power. There are hundreds of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
571.6/57
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH603.M5
LC item number
L36 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Power, sex, suicide : mitochondria and the meaning of life, Nick Lane
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
ocm76967066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 354 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191513015
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
075265
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35937129
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)76967066
  • pebcs0191513016

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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