Lynn Margulis was an American evolutionary theorist and biologist, science author, educator, and popularizer, and was. On November 22, , Lynn Margulis, visionary biologist and However, Margulis did more than rediscover endosymbiotic theory; she. Lynn Margulis and the Question of How Cells Evolved smile at the comparison between continental drift and endosymbiosis, two great scientific heresies that.

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Lynn Margulis

The Embryo Project Encyclopedia. She just put it all together. New York Review of Books.

Nevertheless, a confluence of data—biochemical, molecular, and cell biological, coupled with the characterization in a group of eukaryotic microbes the jakobid flagellates of a gene-rich mitochondrial genome that strongly resembles a shrunken bacterial genome Burger et al. She retained that title when her affiliation at the university changed to the department of biology in and then to the department of geosciences in Neo-Darwinism, which insists on [the slow accrual of mutations by gene-level natural selection], is in a complete funk.

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Margulis was also the co-developer of the Gaia hypothesis with the British chemist James Lovelockproposing that the Earth functions as a single self-regulating system, and was the principal defender and promulgator of the five kingdom classification of Robert Whittaker. In addition, plastid genomes generally contain substantially more genes on which to base such a comparison than do mitochondrial genomes, and the plastid translation system displays decidedly more bacterial character than does its counterpart in most mitochondrial systems Gray, Retrieved 19 December Massachusetts, constituent state of the United States of America.

History: The Formation of the Endosymbiotic Hypothesis | The Endosymbiotic Hypothesis

Stanley Falkow Rakesh K. Physical sciences s A to Z of biologists. Please review our privacy policy. Margulis met with Lovelock, who explained his Gaia hypothesis to her, and very soon they began an intense collaborative effort on the concept.

Historian Jan Sapp has said that “Lynn Margulis’s endosymgiosis is as synonymous with symbiosis as Charles Darwin’s is with evolution. She thought that a symbiotic merger played a much larger role in the creation of new genomes.


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Lynn Margulis and the endosymbiont hypothesis: 50 years later

The Journal of Endosymbiosie Microbiology. Ivan WallinKonstantin Mereschkowski [1]. The Last Word with John Wilson. Burton Richter Sean C. The Quarterly Review of Biology. Help us improve this article!

Margulis initially sought out the advice of Lovelock for her own research: Val Fitch Vera Rubin She was promoted to Associate Professor into full Professor inand to University Professor in New York, New York: Retrieved 18 December Late acquisition of mitochondria by a host with chimaeric prokaryotic ancestry.

Lynn Margulis was born in Chicagoto a JewishZionist family. In all, her research has significantly helped launch the status of the study of endosymbiosis from hypothesis to theory.

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