lapan9 at STARNETINC.COM
Sun Sep 10 10:45:25 EST 1995
>To: g.uttam at ic.ac.uk
>From: lapan9 at starnetinc.com (Elliot Lapan)
>In my former life I had done some work at Yale on the Dicyemid
>Mesozoa as possible steps between protists and metazoans. We
>examined r-DNA with what are now primitive techniques and found
>G-C% similar to ciliates. Our attraction to these beasts was
>that they had a 32cell larval stage, an adult stage with an
>irregular but "countable" number of cells, and only two cell
>layers (but an odd condition of germ cells developing within a
>After many years in "financial engineering", I have a curiosity
>about possible follow ups and the current state of knowledge
>about the evolution of multicellularity.
>My old reprints are in storage and I don't remember exact titles,
>but two salient references (Elliot Lapan and Harold Morowitz) are
>in Scientific American and J.Zoology 1972/73.
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>p.s. I'm new to the net and haven't learned to use newsgroups yet.
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