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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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Lamarckism and Lysenkoism Revisited

Lamarckism and Lysenkoism Revisited

(p.77) 8 Lamarckism and Lysenkoism Revisited
Transformations of Lamarckism

Nils Roll-Hansen

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses Trofim Lysenko's career and the rise of Lysenkoist science or Lysenkoism from the 1930s until the early 1950s. It discusses Lysenko's work in developmental physiology of plants and then looks closely at some Lysenkoist scientific tenets and practices. The chapter suggests that Lysenkoism was influenced by Lamarckian ideas and a Marxist science policy.

Keywords:   Trofim Lysenko, Lysenkoist science, Lysenkoism, developmental physiology, Lamarckian ideas, Marxist science policy

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