Transitions in Biological Organisation
The biological world is hierarchically organised – larger wholes are composed of smaller parts. One take on the different levels might look like this: genes, cells, organs, multicellular organisms, social groups of animals, species, and ecological communities. What processes formed this hierarchy? For the hierarchical structure has a history – many parts and wholes that we now take for granted simply did not exist before. In some cases parts aggregated to form a larger whole: once free-living...[Show more]
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