From the moment we first began to contemplate the world, three questions have occupied our minds: Where do we come from?, What are we?, and Where are we going? Artists, religious thinkers, philosophers, and most recently scientists have all searched for answers. Here, the authors describe how scientists decipher human origin from the record encrypted in the DNA and protein molecules. After explaining the nature of descent and the methods available for studying genealogical relationships, they summarize the information revealed by the molecular archives. In doing so, they draw conclusions about our identity, our place in the living world, and our future.USA 95:606a611, 1997 Britten, R.J. Rates of DNA sequence evolution differ between taxonomic groups. ... Nature 292:237-239, 1981 Martin, A.P. aamp; Palumbi, S.R. Body size, metabolic rate, generation time, and the molecular clock. Proc. ... Reading. Conway Morris, S. The fossil record and the early evolution of the Metazoa. Nature 361:219-225, 1993 Conway Morris, S. The Crucible of ... Facts on File Publ., New York 1985 Lambert, D. aamp; the Diagram Group The Field Guide to Geology.
|Title||:||Where Do We Come From?|
|Author||:||Jan Klein, Naoyuki Takahata|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-09|