Lectures in Astrobiology

Lectures in Astrobiology

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This is the second of a divided two-part softcover edition of the qLectures in Astrobiology Volume Iq containing the sections qGeneral Introductionq, qFrom Prebiotic Chemistry to the Origin of Life on Earthq and qAppendicesq including an extensive glossary on Astrobiology. qLectures in Astrobiologyq is the first comprehensive textbook at graduate level encompassing all aspects of the emerging field of astrobiology. Volume I of the Lectures in Astrobiology gathers a first set of extensive lectures that cover a broad range of topics, from the formation of solar systems to the quest for the most primitive life forms that emerged on the Early Earth.2000). Several recent results have clarified important questions of eukaryotic evolution (e.g. the acquisition and the loss of organelles). ... In fact, only two secondary endosym- biotic events could have taken place, in contrast to seven as was previously assumed (Cavalier- ... First of all, it is certain that starting from the origin of life (and even before) up to the emergence of LUCA, a very important rise in complexity of ... The concept of the aquot;living fossilaquot; is intimately mixed with this problem.

Title:Lectures in Astrobiology
Author:Muriel Gargaud, Bernard Barbier, Hervé Martin
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-01-13


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