She is best known for her theory on the origin of eukaryotic organelles.
She is also known for her contributions to the endosymbiotic theory, which is now generally accepted for how certain organelles were formed.
In 1966, as a young faculty member at Boston University, she wrote a theoretical paper entitled The Origin of Mitosing Eukaryotic Cells. The paper however got rejected by 15 scientific journals but got finally accepted by The Journal of Theoretical Biology. It is considered today a landmark in modern endosymbiotic theory.
Short about Lynn Margulis
was an American biologist and University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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