The Idea of Endosymbiotic Organisms

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Many theories have surrounded the concept of evolution and how organisms have developed and evolved. Darwin, known as the founder of evolution, was documented as the first biologist to propose how evolution and genetic variation occurred in different organisms. Darwin’s theory of evolution focuses on the competing relationships among the same species; which in this theory, is the cause of genetic variation ultimately resulting in evolution. Furthermore, this means, that the competition among organisms result in genetic diversity, causing the development of all different types of life forms. Though many agree with Darwin’s theory, many scientists over the years have different theories on how genetic variation and evolution occur.

The idea of endosymbiotic organisms was first introduced by Andreas Schimper in the mid 1880s, at this time the idea was not fully completed. It wasn’t until the mid 1960s, when a woman by the name of Lynn Margulis later proposed this theory pertaining to the evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. In this, she completely disputed Darwin’s theory...

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