symbiogenesis


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symbiogenesis

(sĭm′bē-ō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, -bī-)
n.
The formation of a new organism through the merging of two or more free-living organisms. Some biologists believe that symbiogenesis is an important mechanism of evolutionary change.

sym′bi·o·ge·net′ic (-jĕ-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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We propose that now is a critical moment for primary care to activate the magic of symbiogenesis, the formation and emergence of new organisms through symbiotic mergers, through once-individual life-forms teaming up to become larger wholes (Margnlis, 1998; McCallum, 2008).
Symbiogenesis is the resulting evolutionary change that occurs by permanent integration of symbionts.
He documents how Butler's texts, ranging from her early Kindred to her final novel, Fledgling, resonate with the biological writings of Lynn Margulis and Dorian Sagan on symbiogenesis (the evolutionary process whereby two different organisms merge together as a single living system), and he wraps up his book by reading Butler's science fiction narratives as symbiogenetic models for an ecologically sensitive, scientifically savvy, philosophically attuned posthumanism that sees "the human metamorphosed by reconnection to the worldly and systemic conditions of its evolutionary possibility" (196).
After setting up the epistemic culture of Margulis's broader theory of symbiogenesis (loosely that symbiosis is responsible for mostly everything important in evolution), largely in opposition to neo-Darwinism, chapters are included on "microontologies" of the self, sex, and the environment, and "surviving humanism.
I hope this work contributes to feminist theory by scrutinizing the reception of symbiogenesis theory within neo-Darwinism.
Gunter rushes through six: quantum evolution, thermodynamic evolution, chaos evolution, neo-LamarckiEmism, Baldwinian evolution, and symbiogenesis.
Mutations, symbiogenesis, and various forms of stress also generate variations, both in sexual and asexual organisms.
The remaining books explore what happens when symbiogenesis is denied.
A scholar with degrees in math, biology, ecology and evolution, Fuller can knowledgably chat about science's most intriguing ideas - chaos theory, fractal geometry, self-organizing systems, symbiogenesis - all topics under the broad umbrella of the emerging science of complexity.
Margulis and Sagan introduce readers to scientists from around the world who share the controversial point of view that plant and animal diversity has resulted from symbiogenesis.