Microbes and Evolution: The World That Darwin Never Saw by Stanley Maloy,Roberto Kolter

By Stanley Maloy,Roberto Kolter

discover the elemental function of microbes within the average heritage of our planet.

Inspired via a 2009 colloquium on microbial evolution convened on the Galapagos Islands, Microbes and Evolution maintains to rejoice Charles Darwin and his landmark e-book at the foundation of Species. This identify positive aspects forty first-person essays written through microbiologists with a fondness for evolutionary biology, whose considering and profession paths in technological know-how have been motivated by means of Darwin’s seminal paintings. It contains own viewpoints at the value of evolutionary rules within the learn of a number of elements of existence technological know-how, from taxonomy, speciation, edition, social constitution, and symbiosis to antibiotic resistance, genetics, and genomics.

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