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Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms

pp 95-108

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From Life to Exolife: The Interdependence of Astrobiology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Jack T. O’Malley-JamesAffiliated withSchool of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews Email author 
  • , Stefanie LutzAffiliated withSchool of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

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Abstract

The field of astrobiology is a relatively new discipline, which draws from a wide range of existing fields to search for life beyond Earth and to answer questions about how life originated and what its future in the Universe may be. This chapter explores the links between evolutionary biology and astrobiology and how these two disciplines can be mutually beneficial to one another.