Symbiogenesis in Gaia: Our Living Earth from Space

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Mon., Jan. 31, 2011, 12:30pm - , 2:00pm

Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, will be presenting a lecture on 'Symbiogenesis and Gaia' at York University, January 31st 2011. 

Lynn Margulis is widely recognized for her original contributions to the study of microbial evolution and cell biology, and for her contribution to James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis. She is best known for her theory of symbiogenesis, which challenges a central tenet of neo-Darwinism. She shows how organisms that live separately have merged to form composites.  It is this inheritance of acquired genomes that leads to increasingly complex levels of individuality.

This lecture will take place in the Delaney Gallery (320 Bethune College) at York University, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm on January 31st.

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