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Transformations of LamarckismFrom Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology$
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Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015141

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.001.0001

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Final Discussion

Final Discussion

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(p.395) 41 Final Discussion
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Transformations of Lamarckism
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Snait B. Gissis

Eva Jablonka

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0041

This concluding chapter summarizes the main topics discussed in this book. It discusses some important points about Lamarckism and evolutionary biology today, the prevalence and evolutionary significance of genetic assimilation, selection for polyphenism, mutational assimilation, plasticity, niche construction, epigenetic inheritance, epigenetic variations, transgenerational transmission, and the nature of the change in evolutionary biology.

Keywords:   Lamarckism, evolutionary biology, genetic assimilation, mutational assimilation, plasticity, niche construction, epigenetic inheritance, epigenetic variations, transgenerational transmission

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