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Published by W.H. Freeman Spektrum in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Genetic transformation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-333) and indexes.

    StatementJohn Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry.
    ContributionsSzathmáry, Eörs.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH366.2 .M3918 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 346 p. :
    Number of Pages346
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1102039M
    ISBN 100716745259
    LC Control Number94026965


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