Biological Systems: Open Access

ISSN - 2329-6577


Stanley Shostak

Stanley Shostak

Biological Sciences 2307 Pittock Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
United States

  • Hypothesis
    Symbiogeny and the Evolution of Tissues: The Hypothesis
    Author(s): Stanley ShostakStanley Shostak

    The symbiogeny hypothesis (1) attributes the origin of stem-metazoans to the formation of symbiogens of eukaryotic epithelial-like spheres fused with ameba-like cells and (2) credits the intra-organismic evolution of metazoan tissues and differentiated cells to competition, interactions, and selection among hereditable variations originating in symbiogens. Data consistent with the symbiogeny hypothesis are drawn from the fossil record of Doushantuo phosphites, molecular phylogenetics, tissue segregation and flexibility, and from the epithelial to mesenchymal and mesenchymal to epithelial transformations during development and malignancy. .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6577.1000127

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