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1. What is a fungus?

1. What is a fungus?  

Nicholas P. Money

in Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785825
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688784.003.0001
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9780199688784
1. What is a fungus? Abstract ‘What is a fungus?’ explores the evolutionary origins of fungi and how they differ from plants and animals. The fungi are united by three principal characteristics: they are eukaryotes, which feed by absorption, and reproduce by forming spores. Fungi are more closely related to animals than they are to plants; fungi and animals both belong to the Opisthokonta taxonomic supergroup. The emergence of the fungi as a distinctive group of organisms is estimated to have happened between 760 million years ago and one billion years ago. The structure, growth, and physiology of the fungal
6. Genetic engineering

6. Genetic engineering  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191791192
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198723882
6. Genetic engineering Abstract Gene-cloning processes enable us to produce large amounts of a DNA sequence so that its function can be studied. These technologies can also be applied in medicine and agriculture to genetically engineer production of biological proteins or whole organisms with new or modified traits. At the heart of these applications is the capability to produce recombinant proteins from cloned genes in host cells. ‘Genetic engineering’ outlines some of these applications: recombinant pharmaceuticals, monoclonal therapeutic antibodies, recombinant protein vaccines, gene therapy, and genetically modified foods. It also considers some of the concerns with these applications. As we
HappinessA Very Short Introduction

Happiness: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel M. Haybron

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.001.0001
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book
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9780199590605
A Very Short Introduction
5. The sources of happiness

5. The sources of happiness  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199590605
5. The sources of happiness
6. Beyond happiness: well-being

6. Beyond happiness: well-being  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199590605
6. Beyond happiness: well-being
7. Getting outside oneself: virtue and meaning

7. Getting outside oneself: virtue and meaning  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199590605
7. Getting outside oneself: virtue and meaning

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