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Eukaryotic Membranes and Cytoskeleton

Origins and Evolution

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 607)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Emmanuelle J. Javaux
    Pages 1-19
  3. Henner Brinkmann, Hervé Philippe
    Pages 20-37
  4. Alexander A. Mironov, Victor V. Banin, Irina S. Sesorova, Viacheslav V. Dolgikh, Alberto Luini, Galina V. Beznoussenko
    Pages 61-72
  5. Cemal Gurkan, Atanas V. Koulov, William E. Balch
    Pages 73-83
  6. Francisco Rivero, Fatima Cvrčková
    Pages 97-110
  7. Timothy Hughes, Tor Erik Rusten
    Pages 111-118
  8. Michel Bornens, Juliette Azimzadeh
    Pages 119-129
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 141-145

About this book

Introduction

Eukaryotic Membranes and Cytoskeleton: Origins and Evolution discusses the evolutionary origin and diversification of eukaryotic endomembranes and cytoskeleton from a cell biological and comparative genomic perspective. Many of the chapters present original research data from comparative genomic surveys. The presence/absence of gene families with central roles in endomembrane and cytoskeleton dynamics in a variety of eukaryotic taxa and an understanding of eukaryote phylogeny allow us to accurately reconstruct the cellular machineries present in the last common ancestor of eukaryotes. Such a reconstruction is fundamental if we are to understand eukaryotic diversification since this is the ancestral cell from which all diversity arose. Comparative genomics can likewise tell us which lineages expanded or reduced certain gene families and the associated cellular machineries.

Keywords

Endoplasmatisches Reticulum Organelle cell biology eukaryota eukaryote evolution phylogeny the origin translation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-74021-8
  • Copyright Information Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-74020-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-74021-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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