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The Resource The social amoebae : the biology of cellular slime molds, John Tyler Bonner

The social amoebae : the biology of cellular slime molds, John Tyler Bonner

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The social amoebae : the biology of cellular slime molds
Title
The social amoebae
Title remainder
the biology of cellular slime molds
Statement of responsibility
John Tyler Bonner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"John Tyler Bonner has experimented with cellular slime molds for more than sixty years, and he has done more than anyone else to raise these peculiar collections of amoebae from a minor biological curiosity to a major model organism - one that is widely studied for clues to the development and evolution of all living things. Now, five decades after he published his first pioneering book on cellular slime molds, Bonner steps back from the proliferating and increasingly specialized knowledge about the organism to provide a broad, nontechnical picture of its whole biology, including its evolution, sociobiology, ecology, behavior, and development. The Social Amoebae draws the big lessons from decades of research, and shows how slime molds fit into and illuminate biology as a whole." "Slime molds are very different from other organisms; they feed as individual amoebae before coming together to form a multicellular organism that has a remarkable ability to move and orient itself in its environment. Furthermore, these social amoebae display a sophisticated division of labor; within each organism, some cells form the stalk and others become the spores that will seed the next generation. In The Social Amoebae, Bonner examines all these parts together, giving a balanced, concise, and clear overview of slime mold biology, from molecules to cells to multi-cells, as he advances some unconventional and unexpected insights."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bonner, John Tyler
Dewey number
579.5/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK635.A1
LC item number
B665 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Acrasiomycetes
Label
The social amoebae : the biology of cellular slime molds, John Tyler Bonner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-139) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
227573385
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 144 pages
Isbn
9780691139135
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008020569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227573385
Label
The social amoebae : the biology of cellular slime molds, John Tyler Bonner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
227573385
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 144 pages
Isbn
9780691139135
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008020569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227573385

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