Margulis, Lynn, 1938-2011

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Dates:
Birth 1938-03-05
Death 2011-11-22
Gender:
Female
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Lynn Margulis (b. March 5, 1938, Chicago, IL–d. November 22, 2011, Amherst, MA) was an American evolutionary theorist and biologist, science author, educator, and popularizer, and was the primary modern proponent for the significance of symbiosis in evolution. In particular, Margulis transformed and fundamentally framed current understanding of the evolution of cells with nuclei by proposing it to have been the result of symbiotic mergers of bacteria. Margulis was also the co-developer of the Gaia hypothesis with the British chemist James Lovelock, proposing that the Earth functions as a single self-regulating system, and was the principal defender and promulgator of the five kingdom classification of Robert Whittaker

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http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6n04c51
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w6n04c51
SNAC ID:
69403070

Subjects:

  • Biology
  • Evolution

Occupations:

  • Biologists

Places:

  • Amherst, MA, US
  • Chicago, IL, US