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Processes of LifeEssays in the Philosophy of Biology$
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John Dupré

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199691982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691982.001.0001

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The Polygenomic Organism

The Polygenomic Organism

(p.116) 7 The Polygenomic Organism
Processes of Life

John Dupré

Oxford University Press

This chapter follows up in more detail the topic of symbiosis introduced in Chapter 5. Contrary to the common assumption that an organism can be defined by the common genome sequence to be found in all its cells, there is great genomic diversity in multicellular organisms. This is due to various forms of natural or artificial chimerism and genetic mosiacism, and also to the interdependence of the multicellular organism traditionally understood and its multitudes of microbial symbionts.

Keywords:   symbiosis, chimerism, genetic mosaicism

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