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5. The tick-tock of the molecular clock

5. The tick-tock of the molecular clock  

Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman

in Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191787164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.003.0005
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9780198717683
Circadian clocks in animals and plants arise from multiple and interconnected transcription–translation feedback loops that ensure the proper oscillation of thousands of genes in a ... More
Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction  

Russell Foster and Leon Kreitzman

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191787164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.001.0001
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9780198717683
The Earth’s daily rotation affects almost every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are ... More
1. What are viruses?

1. What are viruses?  

Dorothy H. Crawford

in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191848520
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10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.003.0002
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‘What are viruses?’ introduces viruses and their structure. Martinus Beijerinck, in 1898, was the first to coin the term ‘virus’, and invention of the electron microscope in the late 1930s ... More
6. Epidemics and pandemics

6. Epidemics and pandemics  

Dorothy H. Crawford

in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191848520
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10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.003.0007
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9780198811718
Once an acute emerging virus is successfully established in a population, it generally settles into a mode of cyclical epidemics during which many susceptible people are infected and become ... More
Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Dorothy H. Crawford

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191848520
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10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.001.0001
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9780198811718
Viruses: A Very Short Introduction outlines the origins, structure, and method of infection of a vast variety of viruses and demonstrates how clever these entities appear to ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael J. Benton

in The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226320.003.0001
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The ‘Introduction’ shows that the keys to understanding the history of life are fossils — the remains of plants, animals, or microbes that once existed. Sites of exceptional preservation ... More
3. The origin of skeletons

3. The origin of skeletons  

Michael J. Benton

in The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226320.003.0004
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‘The origin of skeletons’ explores what skeletons are, what the fossil and rock record shows, new molecular evidence, and the heated debates about whether the Cambrian Explosion is real or ... More
The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael J. Benton

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226320.001.0001
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9780199226320
The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction introduces ideas from a range of scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and earth history, to geochemistry, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Dorothy H. Crawford

in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191848520
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10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.003.0001
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9780198811718
The Introduction outlines the structure of this VSI. The first two chapters introduce viruses, their structure and diversity, how they live, and their effects. Then the constant battle ... More
6. The formation and divergence of species

6. The formation and divergence of species  

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

in Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
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9780191842719
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804369.003.0006
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‘The formation and divergence of species’ is concerned with the evolution of new species and of differences between species. Different species that coexist in the same locality remain ... More
4. The evidence for evolution: patterns in time and space

4. The evidence for evolution: patterns in time and space  

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

in Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
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9780191842719
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804369.003.0004
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9780198804369
‘The evidence for evolution: patterns in time and space’ describes how the evidence for evolution derives from Earth history and the patterns of geographical distribution of living species. ... More

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