Molecular Evolution

Prebiological and Biological

  • Duane L. Rohlfing
  • A. I. Oparin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Molecular Evolution and Sidney W. Fox

    1. A. I. Oparin, D. L. Rohlfing
      Pages 1-5
  3. History and Scope

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. J. Lawrence Fox
      Pages 23-34
    3. Thomas O. Fox
      Pages 35-42
    4. Richard S. Young
      Pages 43-65
    5. N. W. Pirie
      Pages 67-76
  4. Thermodynamic and Philosophical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
      Pages 111-112
    3. Linus Pauling, Emile Zuckerkandl
      Pages 113-126
  5. Micromolecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. A. A. Krasnovsky, A. V. Umrikhina
      Pages 141-150
    3. William J. Bernstein, Richard M. Lemmon, Melvin Calvin
      Pages 151-155
  6. Macromolecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. J. C. Lacey Jr., D. W. Mullins Jr.
      Pages 171-188
    3. Shiro Akabori, Mihoko Yamamoto
      Pages 189-197
    4. Klaus Dose, Horst Rauchfuss
      Pages 199-217
    5. Duane L. Rohlfing, Clarence E. Fouche Jr.
      Pages 219-231
    6. A. Wood, H. G. Hardebeck
      Pages 233-245
    7. A. S. Spirin, S. A. Bogatyreva, E. N. Trifonov
      Pages 291-296
    8. M. O. Dayhoff, P. J. McLaughlin, W. C. Barker, L. T. Hunt
      Pages 297-317
    9. Marcel Florkin, Suzanne Bricteux-Grégoire
      Pages 319-329
  7. Protocells and Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. A. I. Oparin, G. A. Deborin, N. D. Yanopolskaya
      Pages 343-352
    3. K. B. Serebrovskaya, G. I. Lozovaya
      Pages 353-360
    4. T. N. Evreinova, T. W. Mamontova, V. N. Karnaukhov
      Pages 361-370
    5. Tairo Oshima
      Pages 399-423
  8. Academic Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
  9. Man and Evolution

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 465-481

About this book


Formuch of his professional career, Sidney W. Fox has devoted his thought and research to studies of molecular evolution. MOLECULAR EVOLUTION: PREBIOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL is a dedicatory vol­ ume of thirty-five contributed papers commemorating, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday, his many achievements. The volume had its conception in the USSR (by AIO), had much of its development in the USA (by DLR) , and was made possible by the enthusi­ astic responses and enc·ouragements of fifty-eight contributors from ten nations and many disciplines. These numbers connote not only the es­ teem in which S. W. Fox is regarded, but also the international and in­ terdisciplinary nature of studies of molecular evolution. The term "molecular evolution" is often associated with abiotic or prebiotic evolution; it is also used to denote processes of biotic evolu­ tion at the molecular level. The point of merger of these two sub-areas, at "life," represents but one stage (albeit a very important one) in the total process of the evolution of matter, from hydrogen to Homo sapiens and beyond. This volume considers aspects of molecular evolution in this broader sense. Accordingly, the contributors include persons ex­ perienced in the prebiological and also the biological aspects of molecu­ lar evolution; several "outside" viewpoints are provided by persons whose principal interests lie in other diSCiplines. The contributions are both experimental and theoretical.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Duane L. Rohlfing
    • 1
  • A. I. Oparin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.A. N. Bakh Institute of BiochemistryAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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