This book is the first in a projected series on Evolutionary Cell Biology, the intent of which is to demonstrate the essential role of cellular mechanisms in transforming the genotype into the phenotype by transforming gene activity into evolutionary change in morphology. This book —Cells in Evolutionary Biology — evaluates the evolution of cells themselves and the role cells have been viewed to play as agents of change at other levels of biological organization. Chapters explore Darwin’s use of cells in his theory of evolution and how Weismann’s theory of the separation of germ plasm from body cells brought cells to center stage in understanding how acquired changes to cells within generations are not passed on to future generations.

Chapter 7 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781315155968_oachapter7.pdf

chapter 2|25 pages

Germ Cells and Somatic Cells in Evolutionary Biology

August Weismann’s Germ Plasm Theory
ByAriane Dröscher

chapter 3|20 pages

Cell Lineages in Ontogeny and Phylogeny from 1900

ByJane Maienschein

chapter 4|48 pages

Protists and Multiple Routes to the Evolution of Multicellularity

ByVidyanand Nanjundiah, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, David Kirk

chapter 5|30 pages

Symbiosis in Eukaryotic Cell Evolution

Genomic Consequences and Changing Classification
ByShinichiro Maruyama, Eunsoo Kim

chapter 7|46 pages

Cellular Control of Time, Size, and Shape in Development and Evolution

ByRichard A. Schneider
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chapter 8|22 pages

Cellular Basis of Evolution in Animals

An Evo-Devo Perspective
ByR. Craig Albertson