Papers of Lynn Margulis.


Papers of Lynn Margulis.


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Margulis, Lynn, 1938-2011 (person)

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 Ga...