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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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Evolutionary Implications of Individual Plasticity

Evolutionary Implications of Individual Plasticity

(p.193) 19 Evolutionary Implications of Individual Plasticity
Transformations of Lamarckism

Sonia E. Sultan

The MIT Press

This chapter considers the evolutionary implications of individual plasticity. It distinguishes between the inevitable and adaptive aspects of plastic response and then discusses the selective implications of genetic variation in plasticity patterns. Distinct patterns of plasticity at the population and species level are also examined.

Keywords:   individual plasticity, plasticity, plastic response, genetic variation, plasticity patterns, population, species

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