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W. Ford Doolittle

Dr. W. Ford Doolittle (born 1942 in Urbana, Illinois) is a biochemist. As of 2005, he is a professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received his BA in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University in 1963 and his PhD from Stanford University in 1967. 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A snowy day in Carle Park west of the Urbana High School. ... Biochemistry is the chemistry of life. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... A professor is a senior teacher, lecturer and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... Dalhousie University is a university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Halifax is a town in the county of West Yorkshire, northern England, with a population of about 90,000. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area {{{TotalArea}}} km² (12th)  - Land 53,338 km²  - Water 1,946 km² (3. ... BA or Ba may stand for: ba an archaic two-letter English word meaning to kiss. in Egyptian mythology: One part of the Egyptian soul (which was imagined as a bird body with a human head). ... Biochemistry is the chemistry of life. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... For other meanings of Stanford, see Stanford (disambiguation). ... 1967 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ...


Since joining the biochemistry department at Dalhousie in 1971, Dr. Doolittle has made significant contributions to the study of cyanobacteria, found evidence for the endosymbiont hypothesis of chloroplasts' origins, developed a theoretical basis for the initial evolution of eukaryotes and shown the importance of lateral transfer in prokaryotic evolution. Biochemistry is the chemistry of life. ... Cyanobacteria (Greek: cyanos = blue) are a phylum of aquatic bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis. ... An endosymbiont (also known as intracellular symbiont) is any organism that lives within cells of another organism, i. ... Chloroplasts are organelles found in plant cells and eukaryotic algae which conduct photosynthesis. ... Kingdoms Eukaryotes are organisms with complex cells, in which the genetic material is organized into membrane-bound nuclei. ... Prokaryotes are unicellular (in rare cases, multicellular) organisms without a nucleus. ...


In 1981, Dr. Doolittle received some level of notoriety for his article in The CoEvolution Quarterly entitled "Is Nature Really Motherly?". A sharp rebuttal of J. E. Lovelock's formulation of the Gaia Theory, Doolittle's article is often cited by Lovelock's critics. 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Gaia theory is a class of scientific models of the biosphere in which life fosters and maintains suitable conditions for itself by affecting Earths environment. ...


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