Lynn Margulis | Lynn Alexander | 1938-2011 | Biologist and University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is best known for her theory on the origin of eukaryotic organelles, and her contributions to the endosymbiotic theory, which is now generally accepted for how certain organelles were formed. She showed that animals, plants, and fungi all originated from Protists.
Today's celebrates Lynn Margulis' birthday and her scientific theory on the origin of complex cells, called symbiogenesis. She graduated with master's degree in genetics and zoology from the University of Chicago at age
Discover Interview: Lynn Margulis Says She's Not Controversial, She's Right It's the neo-Darwinists, population geneticists, AIDS researchers, and English-speaking biologists as a whole who have it all wrong.