The Resource Size and cycle : an essay on the structure of biology, by John Tyler Bonner ; with illustrations by Patricia Collins

Size and cycle : an essay on the structure of biology, by John Tyler Bonner ; with illustrations by Patricia Collins

Label
Size and cycle : an essay on the structure of biology
Title
Size and cycle
Title remainder
an essay on the structure of biology
Statement of responsibility
by John Tyler Bonner ; with illustrations by Patricia Collins
Title variation
Essay on the structure of biology
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The method involves considering organisms as life cycles, and each life cycle is made up of a series of chemical reactions termed steps. The steps occur together in an organized sequence, and they are often grouped together in chains which are to varying degrees dissociable from one another. The life cycle has a point of minimum size and a point of maximum size. The point of minimum size is the cell (either a zygote or spore), and this furthermore is the minimum connection, the minimum unit of inheritance from one life cycle to the next. The process of reaching the point of maximum size is usually referred to as development, and it has the largest magnitude of steps and chains in the whole cycle. The point of maximum size is also the point where innovations or variations are introduced, while the point of maximum size is the point where the organism becomes capable of reproduction, and if this is prevented the elimination of variants is achieved. Since natural selection involves both the introduction of new variations and the constant culling of different variants, the life cycle is in this sense the unit of evolution. Because the life cycle is one complete set of steps (before the repetition occurs in the next cycle) and because it is the unit which permits natural selection to occur, it is the connecting device, the hook, that joins molecular and evolutionary events"--Page 199
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
574.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH349
LC item number
.B6eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Size and cycle : an essay on the structure of biology, by John Tyler Bonner ; with illustrations by Patricia Collins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-210) 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
1. Introduction -- 2. The method -- 3. Size in the cycle -- 4. The steps -- 5. Evolution -- 6. Conclusion
Control code
ocn927444423
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 219 pages, [32] pages of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691080338
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b33762478
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927444423
  • jstor1400874750

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