Saturday, April 05, 2014
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.