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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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Introduction: Lamarckian Problematics in Biology

Introduction: Lamarckian Problematics in Biology

(p.145) 15 Introduction: Lamarckian Problematics in Biology
Transformations of Lamarckism

Eva Jablonka

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This chapter introduces a variety of issues in Lamarckian problematics in biology. It discusses the significance of developmental plasticity in evolution, epigenetic inheritance and genomic responsiveness under stress, and how changes in the notion of biological individuality affect evolutionary thinking.

Keywords:   Lamarckian problematics, biology, developmental plasticity, evolution, epigenetic inheritance, genomic responsiveness, biological individuality

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