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Author Lane, Nick.

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

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  571.657 LAN    AVAILABLE
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Description xiii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-346) and index.
Contents Introduction : mitochondria : clandestine rulers of the world -- 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 pre-history 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
Standard No. 9780192804815
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