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Chimeras and ConsciousnessEvolution of the Sensory Self$
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Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015394

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001

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From Movement to Sensation

From Movement to Sensation

(p.159) 13 From Movement to Sensation
Chimeras and Consciousness

John L. Hall

Lynn Margulis

The MIT Press

This chapter presents exciting new evidence for and an interpretation of life’s deepest, most potentially profound level of chimerical union. It shows that genetic and molecular biological evidence supports the notion of the oldest organisms that merged in the formation of the modern nucleated (eukaryotic) cell, and arguably the most important for intracellular motility, was, and still is, the remnant spirochete. This chapter shows that kinetosomes, centrioles, and centrosomes display tantalizing evidence of a common origin. It hypothesizes that the undulipodium evolved from a common spirochete ancestor.

Keywords:   chimerical union, eukaryotic cell, intracellular motility, spirochete, kinetosomes, centrioles, centrosomes, undulipodium

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