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Tracing the Course of Evolution

  • Motoo Kimura
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Part of the Evolutionary Studies book series (EVOLUS)

Abstract

Let us first take a brief look at the history of life on the Earth. It is estimated that the Earth on which we live was born as a member of the solar system approximately 4.6 billion years ago. And it is thought that the first life on the Earth, that is self-replicating molecules resembling genes, were born several 100 million years later, about 4 billion years ago.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Motoo Kimura
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  1. 1.(1924-1994) National Institute of GeneticsMishimaJapan

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