Evolution Since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, And Wings by Zachary F. BurtonEvolution Since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, And Wings by Zachary F. Burton

Evolution Since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, And Wings

byZachary F. Burton

Paperback | August 3, 2017

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Evolution since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, and Wingsdescribes genesis of metabolism, transcription, translation, cell structure, eukaryotic complexity, LUCA (the last universal common (cellular) ancestor), the great divergence of archaea and bacteria, LECA (the last eukaryotic common ancestor), extinction, and cancer in very simple ways. The work (almost) "synthesizes life from scratch" (since coding) and describes the tools for readers to check the author's work. As a result, readers understand living systems and their evolution in a conceptual way and are empowered to utilize powerful but accessible tools in computer-based biology.

The work serves as foundational reading for a variety of researchers, academics, and students in life sciences, for example in evolution/evolutionary biology, biochemistry, genetics/molecular genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and microbiology, as well as disciplines beyond biological science. Its approachable style makes the book accessible for introductory students and educated laypersons.Evolution since Codingis suitable to supplement college courses that mix computers, evolution, and biology from freshman to senior level.



  • Provides a simple, hands-on, conceptual route to understanding ancient evolution and the diversification of life on earth
  • Offers a conceptual understanding of biology, evolution, protein structure, RNA synthesis systems, protein synthesis systems, signaling systems, genesis of the three domains, and cell structures
  • Approaches ancient evolution via code-breaking protein and RNA sequences and motifs
Dr. Burton has been a professor at Michigan State University since 1987 and is also Director of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, as well as Principle Investigator of the Burton Lab at MSU. His research is on RNA polymerase mechanisms and ancient evolution of transcription and translation ...
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Title:Evolution Since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, And WingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 3, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128130334

ISBN - 13:9780128130339

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The Old Testament of Gene Regulation 5. The book of evolution as a cut out doll problem I 6. The book of evolution as a cut out doll problem II 7. The book of the best art 8. The book of intelligent design 9. The book of polymers 10. The book of LEGO (Trademark) life 11. The book of proteins 12. The book of the inevitability of folds 13. The book of evolution puts the Y (why) in biology 14. The book of evolution is not anti-religion 15. The book of computers in biology 16. The book of the Old and New Testaments of gene regulation 17. The book of evolution as a cut out doll problem III 18. The book of multi-subunit RNA polymerases Book I 19. The book of multi-subunit RNA polymerases Book II 20. The book of the chemical synthesis of life 21. The book of the RNA world 22. The book of ribosomes 23. The book of the RNA-protein world 24. The book of LUCA 25. The book of general transcription factors and promoters 26. The book of archaea 27. The book of bacteria 28. The book of methane and oxygen

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