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Power, Sex, Suicide

Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life

By Nick Lane
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Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life by Nick Lane

Power, Sex, Suicide (2005) reveals the incredible role that mitochondria play in the evolution of complex life forms. The book looks at various functions of multicellular organisms, including energy generation, cellular relationships and life cycles, and demonstrates the influence of mitochondria in each of these areas.

  • Biologists and biology students
  • People interested in the origin and evolution of life
  • Those who want to know more about life, sex and death from a biological perspective

Nick Lane is a British writer and professor of evolutionary biochemistry at University College London. His work has been published in distinguished scientific journals such as Nature, Scientific American and The Lancet.

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