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The Historiography of Molecular Evolution

  • Edna Suárez-Díaz
Living reference work entry
Part of the Historiography of Science book series (HISTSC, volume 1)

Abstract

The molecularization of evolutionary biology has been a rich, though not fully exploited, source of interesting research for historians of biology specializing in the second half of the twentieth century. A rich ecology of practices and theoretical debates, embedded in some of the political concerns and policies of the postwar period, is part of the emergence of the field of Molecular Evolution. Such a broad subject has been reconstructed from a variety of historical perspectives but is still open to new perspectives and interpretations waiting for the active engagement of historians of science.

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  1. 1.Estudios de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico CityMexico

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