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Biochemical Evolution : The Pursuit of Perfection (Paperback) (Athel Cornish-Bowden)
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Biochemical Evolution: The Pursuit of Perfection, Second Edition describes the relationship between biochemistry and evolutionary biology, arguing that each depends on the other to be properly understood. This relationship is less well known and understood by many biologists, and even by some biochemists, than it ought to be. There are many aspects of evolution that make sense only in the light of biochemical knowledge, just as there are many aspects of biochemistry that make sense only in the light of evolution. It will be an excellent resource for students of evolution, biochemistry, microbiology, and metabolic engineering, and researchers in biology, evolution, biochemistry, genetics, and evolutionary biology. A little knowledge of biochemistry is assumed, and the essential points are summarized in the opening chapter.