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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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Lamarckian Leaps in the Microbial World

Lamarckian Leaps in the Microbial World

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Transformations of Lamarckism

Jan Sapp

The MIT Press

This chapter considers the horizontal gene transfer among bacteria as an important aspect of evolution. It suggests that genomic acquisitions through horizontal gene transfers is pervasive in the microbial world and that hereditary symbiosis is a fundamental mode of evolutionary change in all kingdoms of life.

Keywords:   horizontal gene transfer, bacteria, evolution, genomic acquisitions, hereditary symbiosis, symbiosis, evolutionary change

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