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Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997, XIV, 530 pp. 145 figs.
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Summary of the latest research results on molecular evolution and the development of multicellular from unicellular organisms.
New techniques in molecular biology have brought spectacular new insights into the study of evolution at the molecular level. This book presents the resulting relatively new concept of "molecular phylogeny", with an overview of current accomplishments and the future direction of research on organelle origin and evolution and the biology of the "higher cell".
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Chloroplast - DNA - bacteria - biology - cell - enzymes - evolution - gene - gene transfer - membrane transport - metabolism - molecular biology - protein - proteins - transcription
PartiIntertaxonic Combinationand the Origin and Differentiation of the Cell.- 1.1 Phylogeny of Exogenosomes.- Origin and Evolution of Chloroplasts: Current Status and Future Perspectives.- What´s Eating Eu? The Role of Eukaryote/Eukaryote Endosymbioses in Plastid Origins.- The Complete Sequence of the Cyanelle Genome of Cyanophora paradoxa: The Genetic Complexity of a Primitive Plant.- Plastid-like Organelles in Anaerobic Mastigotes and Parasitic Apicomplexans.- Complete Mitochondrial DNA Sequence of Budding Yeast Hansenula wingei Indicates Its Intermediary Characteristics Between Those of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi.- Biogenesis of Hydrogenosomes in Psalteriomonas lanterna: No Evidence for an Exogenosomal Ancestry.- 1.2 Intertaxonic Combination and Gene Transfer (Interspecific, Intracellular).- Eukaryotism, Towards a New Interpretation.- Obituary: Hans Kössel (1934-1995).- Transcript Editing in Chloroplasts of Higher Plants.- The Mobile Introns in Fission Yeast Mitochondria: A Short Review and New Data.- Gene Transfer from Zygomycete Parasitella parasitica to Its Hosts: An Evolutionary Link Between Sex and Parasitism?.- Trans-Kingdom Conjugation as a Model for Gene Transfer from Endosymbionts to Nucleus During the Origin of Organelles.- Chronobiology and Endocytobiology: Where Do They Meet?.- 1.3 Protein Import into Cell Organelles - Exogenosomes and Endogenosomes.- Evolution of Protein Sorting Signals.- Protein Import into Peroxisomes.- Membrane Transport of Proteins: A Multitude of Pathways at the Thylakoid Membrane.- Analysis of Mitochondrial and Chloroplast Targeting Signals by Neural Network Systems.- 1.4 Metabolic Control and Ontogenetic Regulations Between Exogenosomes and Nucleus.- Impact of Plastid Differentiation on Transcription of Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genes.- Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes from Cyanophora paradoxal Examination of Their Metabolic Integration Within the Meta- Endocytobiotic System.- The Phycobiliproteins Within the Cyanoplasts of Cyanophora paradoxa Store Carbon, Nitrogen, and Sulfur for the Whole Cell.- 1.5 Molecular evolution.- Hypercycles in Biological Systems.- Evolutionary Optimization of Enzymes and Metabolic Systems.- The Endocytobiological Concept of Evolution: A Unified Model.- Giglio-Tos and Pierantoni: A General Theory of Symbiosis that Still Works.- IISymbiotic Systems Adaptation, Signal,Transduction,Taxonomy and Evolution.- 2.1 Molecular Approach to Taxonomy of Endocytobionts.- Progress in the Studies of Endosymbiotic Algae from Larger Foraminifera.- Phytogeny Reconstruction Based on Molecular Property Patterns.- 2.2 Endocytobionts in Protists and Invertebrates.- Symbiosis and Macromolecules.- Acidification in Digestive Vacuoles Is an Early Event Required for Holospora Infection of Paramecium Nucleus.- Monoclonal Antibody Specific for Activated Form of Holospora obtusa, a Macronucleus-Specific Bacterium of Paramecium caudatum.- Interactions of Host Paramecia with Infectious Holospora Endocytobionts.- Appearance of Viable Bacteria in Acanthamoeba royreba After Amoebic Exposure to Megarad Doses of Gamma Radiation.- Endosymbiosis of Sogatodes orizicola (Muir: Insecta) with Yeast-like Symbionts.- A Chaperonin-Like Protein in the Principal Endocytobiotes of the Weevil Sitophilus.- 2.3 Symbiotic Plant Microbe/Fungus Interactions.- Host Signals Dictating Growth Direction, Morphogenesis and Differentiation in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbionts.- Role of Fungal Wall Components in Interactions Between Endomycorrhizal Symbionts.- Control of Elicitor-Induced Reactions in Spruce Cells by Auxin and by Enzymatic Elicitor Degradation.- A Novel IS Element is Present in Repeated Copies Among the Nodulation Genes of Rhizobium ´hedysari´.- Effect of Drought Stress on Carbohydrate Metabolism in Nodules of Lupinus angustifolius.- Creation of Artificial Symbiosis Between Azotobacter and Higher Plants.- 2.4 Intra- and Extracellular Interactions Between Phycobionts and Mycobionts.- News on Geosiphon pyriforme, an Endocytobiotic Consortium of a Fungus with a Cyanobacterium.- Isoforms of Arginase in the Lichens Evernia prunastri and Xanthoria parietina: Physiological Roles and Their Implication in the Controlled Parasitism of the Mycobiont.- Comparison Between Recent-Isolated and Cultured Populations of Phycobionts from Xanthoria parietina (L.).- Presence and Identification of Polyamines and Their Conjugation to Phenolics in Some Epiphytic Lichens.- 2.5 Vertebrate Evolution and Medical Significans.- Intestinal Methanogens and Vertebrate Evolution: Symbiotic Archea are Key Organisms in the Differentiation of the Digestive Tract.- Pleomorphic Bacterial Intracytoplasmic Bodies: Basic Biology and Medical Significance.- List of Authors and Participants.- Photograph of Many of the Participants (by W. Schwemmler).