Reproduction and the Drive for Survival
This chapter is an introduction to cell structure and biological reproduction and the effects that they have upon the survival of species according to the Darwinian model of evolution. The Darwinian model of evolution postulates that all living systems must compete for resources that are too limited to sustain all the organisms that are born. Those organisms possessing properties that are best suited to the environment can survive and may pass the favored properties to their offspring.
KeywordsSexual Reproduction Daughter Cell Living System Exponential Model Multicellular Organism
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References and Suggested Further Reading
- 1.Biophysics of living systems: Edward Yeargers, Basic Biophysics for Biology, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1992.Google Scholar
- 2.Cell division and reproduction: William Keeton and James Gould, Biological Science, 5th ed., W. W. Norton and Company, New York, 1993.Google Scholar
- 3.Cell division and reproduction: William S. Beck, Karel F. Liem and George Gaylord Simpson, Life — An Introduction ta Biology, 3rd ed., Harper-Collins Publishers, New York. 1991.Google Scholar
- 4.Population biology: Richard Brewer, The Science of Ecology, 2nd ed., Saunders College Publishing Co., Fort Worth, TX, 1988.Google Scholar