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The New You: Biological Views of Individuality
The New You: Biological Views of Individuality
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The New You: Biological Views of Individuality

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 7:00p

What defines an individual? Can an animal be construed an individual if its anatomy, physiology, development, and even its immune systems depend on symbiotic microorganisms? What becomes of the genetic and evolutionary individual when inherited symbionts provide selectable variation for the host? Animal plus symbiont equals what? Super-animal? Team? Holobiont? Have we been lumping and sorting erroneously only to learn through advances in biotechnology that individuals are really communities or, perhaps,… Show more

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