Good reading on the history of the terms/concepts of prokaryote & eukaryote

Preparing for some lectures at UC Davis for Biodiversity and The Tree of Life course and came across this: The Prokaryote-Eukaryote Dichotomy: Meanings and Mythology by Jan Sapp which I had not really scrutinized before.  It is quite good and has lots of information on the history of microbiology and the twisted history of the prokaryote - eukaryote distinction.  Veryvery interesting stuff.  And freely available in Pubmed Central. Thank you thank you thank you Pubmed Central and the American Society for Microbiology.

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  1. Ooh that looks good! I gave this one by Olsen, Woese, and Overbeek below to some first year graduate students a while back. I love the vivid descriptions in it as it rips at the dichotomy dogma!
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC205007/

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