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Conference Nobel Symposium (84th : 1992 : Karlskoga, Sweden)
Title Early life on earth / Nobel Symposium no. 84 ; Stefan Bengtson, editor.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [1994]

Conference Nobel Symposium (84th : 1992 : Karlskoga, Sweden)
Subject Evolutionary paleobiology -- Congresses.
Evolutionary paleobiology.
Alt Name Bengtson, Stefan.
Description x, 630 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [517]-598) and index.
ISBN 0231080883
OCLC # 30036206
Table of Contents
 Preface: Approaches to understanding early life on Earth 
 Introduction: The coherence of history / Stephen Jay Gould1
 The planetary setting of prebiotic evolution / Sherwood Chang10
 Early environments: Constraints and opportunities for early evolution / Donald R. Lowe24
 Earth's early atmosphere: Constraints and opportunities for early evolution / Kenneth M. Towe36
 Early chemical stages in the origin of life / Juan Oro48
 The transition from non-living to living / Antonio Lazcano60
 The RNA world, its predecessors and descendants / Antonio Lazcano70
 Molecular origin and evolution of early biological energy conversion / Herrick Baltscheffsky, Margareta Baltscheffsky81
 Sources and geochemical evolution of RNA precursor molecules: The role of phosphate / Benjamin Gedulin, Gustaf Arrhenius91
 Self-assembly and function of primitive membrane structures / David W. Deamer, Elizabeth Harang Mahon, Giovanni Bosco107
 Vitalysts and virulysts: A theory of self-expanding reproduction / Gunter Wachtershauser124
 Protocell life cycles / Leo W. Buss133
 Early evolution of genes and genomes / Tomoko Ohta135
 The lesson of Archaebacteria / Karl O. Stetter143
 The early diversification of life / Otto Kandler152
 The emergence, diversification, and role of photosynthetic eubacteria / Beverly K. Pierson161
 The origin of eukaryotes and evolution into major kingdoms / Mitchell L. Sogin181
 The oldest known records of life: Early Archean stromatolites, microfossils, and organic matter / J. William Schopf193
 The Archean-Proterozoic transition and its environmental implications / Jan Veizer208
 Global methanotrophy at the Archean-Proterozoic transition / John M. Hayes220
 Early Proterozoic atmospheric change / Heinrich D. Holland237
 Trends in Precambrian carbonate sediments and their implication for understanding evolution / John P. Grotzinger245
 Biomarkers in the Proterozoic record / Guy Ourisson259
 Stromatolites: The main source of information on the evolution of the early benthos / Malcolm R. Walter270
 Proterozoic eukaryotes: Evidence from biology and geology / Bruce Runnegar287
 Early ecosystems: Limitations imposed by the fossil record / Gonzalo Vidal298
 The role of phenotypic comparisons of living protists in the determination of probable eukaryotic phylogeny / F. J. R. "Max" Taylor312
 Combinatorial generation of taxonomic diversity: Implication of symbiogenesis for the Proterozoic fossil record / Lynn Margulis, Joel E. Cohen327
 The continuing importance of cyanobacteria / Stjepko Golubic334
 Proterozoic carbonaceous compressions ("metaphytes" and "worms") / Hans J. Hofmann342
 Early multicellular fossils / Sun Weiguo358
 Vendian body fossils and trace fossils / Mikhail A. Fedonkin370
 Early multicellular life: Late Proterozoic fossils and the Cambrian explosion / Adolf Seilacher389
 The Cambrian explosion / James W. Valentine401
 The advent of animal skeletons / Stefan Bengtson412
 Evolution of algal and cyanobacterial calcification / Robert Riding426
 Neoproterozoic evolution and environmental change / Andrew H. Knoll439
 Early metazoan evolution: First steps to an integration of molecular and morphological data / Simon Conway Morris450
 Ideas on early animal evolution / Jan Bergstrom460
 Molecular phylogeny and the origin of Metazoa / Richard Christen467
 Evolution of the "lower" Metazoa / Reinhard M. Rieger475
 Developmental mechanisms in the evolution of animal form: Origins and evolvability of body plans / Rudolf A. Raff489
 From protein domains to extinct phyla: Reverse-engineering approaches to the evolution of biological complexities / George L. Gabor Miklos, K. S. W. Campbell501

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