Molecular Biology and Pathogenicity of Mycoplasmas by Shmuel Razin, Richard Herrmann Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 0306472872 | 2002 | 572 pages | PDF | 14,4 mb
The recent sequencing of mycoplasma genomes has marked a turning point in the molecular genetic analysis of these microorganisms. Transcriptome and proteome analyses promise to provide the first definition of the total protein complement of a cell. The mycoplasma group includes the smallest known self-replicating organisms carrying the smallest number of genes.
Lost Sex: The Evolutionary Biology of Parthenogenesis by Isa Schön English | Oct 29, 2009 | ISBN: 9048127696 | 617 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
Sex is the queen of problems in evolutionary biology. Generations of researchers have investigated one of the last remaining evolutionary paradoxes: why sex exists at all. Given that sexual reproduction is costly from an evolutionary point of view, one could wonder why not all animals and plants reproduce asexually.