The Elements of Evolution (42) Cells


Cells adapt to changes in their environment by regulating the expression of multiple genes. Adaptation to changing conditions involves a global reorganization of the gene expression process. ~ molecular biologists Guilhem Chalancon, Kai Kruse, & Madan Babu

The material artifacts of inheritance and adaptation manifest at the cellular level in a constant process of integrating information. Micromanagers to the hilt, cells adjust their functioning based upon instant needs, immediate conditions, and current supplies.