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Evolvability Reconsidered

Sterelny, Kim

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This chapter connects the major transitions to evolvability and its evolution. It reviews a three-pulse model of the conditions that make the evolution of complexity possible. It specifically outlines the life up to the evolution of fully equipped prokaryote cells, the phase of microbial evolution, and the third phase that sees the evolution of complex development. It compares the prokaryote and multicellular evolvability. The deeply obscure problem of precellular evolution is also evaluated....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34471
Book Title: The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited

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