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The Microbe's Contribution to Biology

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674188693

Publication Date: 01/01/1956

182 pages



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  • Preface
  • 1. Microbial Metabolism and the Energetic Basis of Life [A. J. Kluyver]
  • 2. Microbial Metabolism; Further Evidence for Life’s Unity [A. J. Kluyver]
  • 3. Phototrophic Bacteria; Key to the Understanding of Green-Plant Photosynthesis [C. B. Van Niel]
  • 4. Life’s Flexibility; Microbial Adaption [A. J. Kluyver]
  • 5. Trial and Error in Living Organisms; Microbial Mutations [C. B. Van Niel]
  • 6. Evolution as Viewed by the Microbiologist [C. B. Van Niel]
  • References

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