Index
Note: Italicized numbers indicate a figure;
n indicates an endnote
absorption: cellular, 70; in glycolysis,
111 13; influence of on germ cells, 128,
129, 133, 138, 145, 148, 165n5; nerve cell
absorption of and response to a habitat,
70, 73, 75 76, 122, 138, 148, 156 57; of
elements of a habitat by an organism,
17, 52, 70, 111 13, 118, 133
adenosine nucleotides, 93, 141, 164n2
Agamben, Giorgio, 7 8
agency: “agentic capacities” of environ-
mental factors, 10, 11, 12, 31; attribution
of to causes, 163n2; attribution of to
genes, 82; attribution of to humans, 2,
3, 5, 7, 10 13, 31 32; biological, 27, 79,
83, 90, 91; habitat- embedded creature,
13; heterogeneous assemblage, 10 11;
human exceptionalism, 1, 10, 13, 147,
158; nonhuman, 10 12, 31, 105, 118,
163n2 See also condition of possibility;
constraints
Alaimo, Stacy, 67 68, 153
alchemy, 37
amino acid: alpha carbon interactions, 86;
amino acid construction: analogy of tri-
pod, 85 86; amino beginnings and acid
endings, 86; binding process of multiple
amino acid molecules, 86, 87; capture
of by rna, 92, 97 98; constraining or
delimiting features of an, 87; correlation
of amino acids to nucleotides in a gene
strand, 94 95; C- terminus (carbon-
oxygen), 86; folding of polypeptides,
87 89, 137; function of dna as molecu-
lar memory (or code) for strings, 93 96,
137, 141; influence of environment on
production of in an organism, 164n7;
molecules contained in an, 86;
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