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Symbiogenesis

A New Principle of Evolution

Boris Mikhaylovich Kozo-Polyansky

Edited and translated by Victor Fet

Edited by Lynn Margulis

Introduction by Peter H. Raven

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$48.00 • £41.95 • €43.95

ISBN 9780674050457

Publication Date: 06/15/2010

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240 pages

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  • The Importance of B.M. Kozo-Polyansky’s Work for Modern Science [Liya N. Khakhina]
  • Introduction [Peter H. Raven]
  • Note to the Reader [Lynn Margulis]
  • Kozo-Polyansky’s Life [Victor Fet]
  • Acknowledgments
  • Original Russian Book Title Page
  • Modern Status of Kozo-Polyansky’s View of the Net of Life: Symbiogenesis Refined by Darwin–Wallace “Natural Selection”
  • Preface
  • I. Noncellular Organisms (Cytodes) and Bioblasts [Prokaryotes]
      • 1. Bacterial Bioblasts
      • 2. Cyanophyceae, or Blue-Green Algal Bioblasts
      • 3. Symbiosis among Cytodes
      • 4. Symbiosis of Cytodes with Unicellular Organisms [Protoctists]
      • 5. Symbiosis of Cytodes with Multicellular Organisms [Animals, Plants, Fungi]
      • 6. Cytodes [Prokaryotes] as Ancestors
  • II. The Cell and Its Organelles
      • 1. Chlorophyll Organelles and Other Plastids
        • a. Chlorophyll Organelles in Animals [and Protoctists]
        • b. Chlorophyll Organelles in Plants [and Protoctists]
      • 2. Centrosomes
      • 3. Nuclei
      • 4. Mitochondria
      • 5. Ergastoplasm [Endoplasmic Reticulum]
      • 6. Golgi Apparatus
      • 7. Nerve Fibrils of Němec
      • 8. Physodes [of Brown Algae]
      • 9. Myofibrils (Contractile Fibers)
      • 10. Blepharoplasts [Cytoplasmic Bodies That Bear an Undulipodium]
      • 11. Elaioplasts [Oil Bodies in Monocots]
      • 12. Aleurone [Proteinaceous Granules of Seeds]
      • 13. Cytoplasm [Liquid Homogeneous Substance That Contains Once-Autonomous Organisms]
  • III. Multicellular Organisms
    • A. First Series of Examples
      • 1. Lichens
      • 2. Plants [Successful Grafts]
      • 3. Animals [Chimeras and Graft Hybrids]
      • 4. Consortia of Sponges with Algae
    • B. Second Series of Examples [Plants]
      • 1. Mucous Glands in Aquatic Ferns (Azolla) and Hornworts
      • 2. Stem Glands of Gunnera
      • 3. Leaf Glands of Plants
      • 4. Coralloid Organs of Cycads
      • 5. Mycorrhiza, Plant-Fungal Roots
      • 6. Orchids: Roots, Tubers, and Flowers
      • 7. Heathers and Their Roots
      • 8. Toxic Glands of Lolium temulentum
    • C. Third Series of Examples [Animals]
      • 1. Algal Pubescence in Dragonfly Larvae
      • 2. Glandular Epithelium in Ant Midguts
      • 3. The Racemose Organ and Vaginal Glands of Beetles
      • 4. False Yolk (Pseudovitellus) in Aphids
      • 5. Cicadas: Their Abdominal Organs
      • 6. Lice: Their Hepatopancreas and Oviduct Ampullae
      • 7. Ticks: Their Digestive Glands
      • 8. Esophageal Glands of Leeches
      • 9. Lepidoptera: Accessory Glands of Their Reproductive Organs
      • 10. Bedbugs: Their Paired Glands
      • 11. Beetles’ Light Organs
      • 12. Cyclostoma elegans, “Storage Kidney” (Mollusca)
      • 13. Tunicate: Its Bojanus Organ [Renal Sac]
      • 14. Luminescence in Tunicates: Pyrosoma
      • 15. Cephalopod Nidamental Glands and Light Organs
      • 16. Blood Platelets (Hematoblasts) in Mammals
    • D. Other Tissues and Organs
  • IV. The Philosophy of Symbiogenesis
      • 1. The [Nucleated] Cell
      • 2. Organisms as Consortia
      • 3. Inherited Variation
      • 4. Heredity
      • 5. Natural Selection and the Struggle for Existence
      • 6. Symbiogenesis as Evidence for Evolution
      • 7. “Missing Links”
      • 8. Genealogical Relations: [Anastomoses of Family Tree Branches]
      • 9. Issues in Evolution
      • 10. A Program for Biology
  • V. History of Symbiogenesis Theory
  • References to Kozo-Polyansky’s Text
  • Kozo-Polyansky’s Taxa
  • Editors’ Commentary
  • Commentary References
  • Modern Classification of Life (Most Inclusive “Higher” Taxa)
  • Glossary
  • Index

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