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"The differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes are much more deep and fundamental than, for example, those between higher animals and higher plants. Numerous facts, especially those from cytology of simplest eukaryotic organisms, support the views of Kozo-Polyansky-Margulis. The eukaryotic cell, compared to a prokaryotic cell, is already rather some sort of 'supercell.' A specific 'assembly' of a complex eukaryotic system from already largely 'prefabricated parts' took place during the process of evolution."

Author Biography

Boris Mikhaylovich Kozo-Polyansky (1890-1957) graduated from Moscow University and in 1918 joined a Soviet university in his native Voronezh where he became a vice president as well as director of the local botanical garden.
Victor Fet is Professor of Biology at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.
Lynn Margulis is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Peter H. Raven is President of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Table of Contents

The Importance of B. M. Kozo-Polyansky's Work for Modern Sciencep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Note to the Readerp. xxi
Kozo-Polyansky's Lifep. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxxiii
Original Russian book titlep. xxxviii
Modern status of Kozo-Polyansky's view of the net of life: Symbiogenesis refined by Darwin-Wallace "natural selection"p. xxxix
Prefacep. 1
Noncellular Organisms (Cytodes) and Bioblasts [Prokaryotes]p. 3
Bacterial Bioblastsp. 3
Cyanophyceae, or Blue-Green Algal Bioblastsp. 6
Symbiosis among Cytodesp. 9
Symbiosis of Cytodes with Unicellular Organisms [Protoctists]p. 14
Symbiosis of Cytodes with Multicellular Organisms [Animals, Plants, Fungi]p. 16
Cytodes [Prokaryotes] as Ancestorsp. 17
The Cell and Its Organellesp. 19
Chlorophyll Organelles and Other Plastidsp. 19
Chlorophyll Organelles in Animals [and Protoctists]p. 20
Chlorophyll Organelles in Plants [and Protoctists]p. 25
Centrosomesp. 31
Nucleip. 32
Mitochondriap. 39
Ergastoplasm [Endoplasmic Reticulum]p. 44
Golgi Apparatusp. 44
Nerve Fibrils of Nemecp. 46
Physodes [of Brown Algae]p. 46
Myofibrils (Contractile Fibers)p. 47
Blepharoplasts [Cytoplasmic Bodies That Bear an Undulipodium]p. 47
Elaioplasts [Oil Bodies in Monocots]p. 48
Aleurone [Proteinaceous Granules of Seeds]p. 49
Cytoplasm [Liquid Homogeneous Substance That Contains Once-Autonomous Organisms]p. 50
Multicellular Organismsp. 54
First Series of Examplesp. 54
Lichensp. 54
Plants [Successful Grafts]p. 58
Animals [Chimeras and Graft Hybrids]p. 62
Consortia of Sponges with Algaep. 64
Second Series of Examples [Plants]p. 66
Mucous Glands in Aquatic Ferns (Azolla) and Hornwortsp. 66
Stem Glands of Gunnerap. 68
Leaf Glands of Plantsp. 70
Coralloid Organs of Cycadsp. 71
Mycorrhiza, Plant-Fungal Rootsp. 73
Orchids: Roots, Tubers, and Flowersp. 74
Heathers and Their Rootsp. 77
Toxic Glands of Lolium temulentump. 78
Third Series of Examples [Animals]p. 79
Algal Pubescence in Dragonfly Larvaep. 80
Glandular Epithelium in Ant Midgutsp. 80
The Racemose Organ and Vaginal Glands of Beetlesp. 81
False Yolk (Pseudovitellus) in Aphidsp. 82
Cicadas: Their Abdominal Organsp. 84
Lice: Their Hepatopancreas and Oviduct Ampullaep. 84
Ticks: Their Digestive Glandsp. 85
Esophageal Glands of Leechesp. 86
Lepidoptera: Accessory Glands of Their Reproductive Organsp. 87
Bedbugs: Their Paired Glandsp. 89
Beetles' Light Organsp. 91
Cyclostoma elegans, "Storage Kidney" (Mollusca)p. 94
Tunicate: Its Bojanus Organ [Renal Sac]p. 94
Luminescence in Tunicates: Pyrosomap. 95
Cephalopod Nidamental Glands and Light Organsp. 97
Blood Platelets (Hematoblasts) in Mammalsp. 101
Other Tissues and Organsp. 102
The Philosophy of Symbiogenesisp. 108
The [Nucleated] Cellp. 108
Organisms as Consortiap. 109
Inherited Variationp. 110
Heredityp. 113
Natural Selection and the Struggle for Existencep. 114
Symbiogenesis as Evidence for Evolutionp. 115
"Missing Links"p. 116
Genealogical Relations: [Anastomoses of Family Tree Branches]p. 117
Issues in Evolutionp. 117
A Program for Biologyp. 119
History of Symbiogenesis Theoryp. 121
References to Kozo-Polyansky's Textp. 129
Kozo-Polyansky's Taxap. 145
Editors' Commentaryp. 151
Commentary Referencesp. 163
Modern Classification of Life (Most Inclusive "Higher" Taxa)p. 175
Glossaryp. 181
Indexp. 191
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