How Molecules Make Organisms Work

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Science  19 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5567, pp. 473
DOI: 10.1126/science.1070910

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Biochemical Adaptation Mechanism and Process in Physiological Evolution. Peter W. Hochachka and George N. Somero. Oxford University Press, New York, 2002. 478 pp. $80, £62.50. ISBN 0-19-511702-6. Paper, $40, £29.50. ISBN 0-19-511703-4.

Hochachka and Somero examine how widespread biochemical systems have been modified to function throughout the broad range of environmental conditions that Earth's biota experiences, and they discuss the processes involved in the development of novel physiological functions.