Carl Woese's Inflence on Modern Biology

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Here is a longish article from the New York Times Magazine about Carl Woese (who died in 2012).

Woese discovered the archaea (like bacteria but different), the three domains of life (archaea, bacteria, and eukaryotes) and was involved the modern appreciation of horizontal gene transfer and reticulate (branching apart and then branching back together) evolutionary relationships as opposed to a strictly tree-like only branching relationship.

This is a kind of historical/biographical article that also describes the development of a significant part of modern biology.
Interesting to read.
Not written for the biological specialist.
 
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Here is a longish article from the New York Times Magazine about Carl Woese (who died in 2012).

Woese discovered the archaea (like bacteria but different), the three domains of life (archaea, bacteria, and eukaryotes) and was involved the modern appreciation of horizontal gene transfer and reticulate (branching apart and then branching back together) evolutionary relationships as opposed to a strictly tree-like only branching relationship.

This is a kind of historical/biographical article that also describes the development of a significant part of modern biology.
Interesting to read.
Not written for the biological specialist.

I am a few chapters into "In Search of Cell history" (Harold) and Woese name features strongly from the off.
 

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