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Eukaryotic Membranes and Cytoskeleton

Origins and Evolution

  • Diversity of viewpoints on many aspects of eukaryote evolution

  • Examines the problems along some transects of eukaryote cell biology


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 607)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Emmanuelle J. Javaux
    Pages 1-19
  3. Henner Brinkmann, Hervé Philippe
    Pages 20-37
  4. Alexander A. Mironov, Victor V. Banin, Irina S. Sesorova, Viacheslav V. Dolgikh, Alberto Luini, Galina V. Beznoussenko
    Pages 61-72
  5. Cemal Gurkan, Atanas V. Koulov, William E. Balch
    Pages 73-83
  6. Francisco Rivero, Fatima Cvrčková
    Pages 97-110
  7. Timothy Hughes, Tor Erik Rusten
    Pages 111-118
  8. Michel Bornens, Juliette Azimzadeh
    Pages 119-129
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 141-145

About this book


Eukaryotic Membranes and Cytoskeleton: Origins and Evolution discusses the evolutionary origin and diversification of eukaryotic endomembranes and cytoskeleton from a cell biological and comparative genomic perspective. Many of the chapters present original research data from comparative genomic surveys. The presence/absence of gene families with central roles in endomembrane and cytoskeleton dynamics in a variety of eukaryotic taxa and an understanding of eukaryote phylogeny allow us to accurately reconstruct the cellular machineries present in the last common ancestor of eukaryotes. Such a reconstruction is fundamental if we are to understand eukaryotic diversification since this is the ancestral cell from which all diversity arose. Comparative genomics can likewise tell us which lineages expanded or reduced certain gene families and the associated cellular machineries.


Endoplasmatisches Reticulum Organelle cell biology eukaryota eukaryote evolution phylogeny the origin translation

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