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The Resource The social amoebae : the biology of cellular slime molds, John Tyler Bonner, (electronic resource)

The social amoebae : the biology of cellular slime molds, John Tyler Bonner, (electronic resource)

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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."--Jacket
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Bonner, John Tyler
Dewey number
579.5/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Acrasiomycetes
  • Dictyosteliida
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The social amoebae : the biology of cellular slime molds, John Tyler Bonner, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-139) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The life cycle -- Evolution -- Ecology -- Behavior of amoebae and cell masses -- Morphogenesis -- Differentiation -- The future
Control code
ocn703155101
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 144 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400833283
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703155101
Label
The social amoebae : the biology of cellular slime molds, John Tyler Bonner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-139) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The life cycle -- Evolution -- Ecology -- Behavior of amoebae and cell masses -- Morphogenesis -- Differentiation -- The future
Control code
ocn703155101
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 144 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400833283
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703155101

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