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The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution : Historical and Epistemological Perspectives

Author: Peter J Beurton; Raphael Falk; Hans-Jrg Rheinberger; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This interdisciplinary collection of essays questions: what are genes?

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Beurton; Raphael Falk; Hans-Jrg Rheinberger; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 0511527292 9780511527296
OCLC Number: 843152333
Description: 1 online resource (404 pages).
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Genes and Traits: 1. The dissolution of protein coding genes in molecular biology Thomas Fogle; 2. The differential concept of the gene: past and present Sara Schwartz; 3. Gene concepts and genetic concepts Fred Gifford; Part II. Extracting The Units Of Heredity: 4. From measurement to organization: a philosophical scheme for the history of the concept of heredity Jean Gayon; 5. From gene to genetic hierarchy: Richard Goldschmidt and the problem of the gene Michael R. Dietrich; 6. Seymour Benzer and the definition of the gene Frederic L. Holmes; Part III. Genetic Programs and Developmental Genes: 7. Decoding the genetic program Evelyn Fox Keller; 8. Genes classical and developmental: the different use of genes in evolutionary synthesis Scott F. Gilbert; 9. The developmental gene concept: history and limits Michel Morange; Part IV. Conceptual Perspectives: 10. Gene concepts: fragments from the perspective of molecular biology Hans-Joerg Rheinberger; 11. Reproduction and the reduction of genetics James R. Griesemer; 12. A unified view of the gene, or how to overcome reductionism Peter J. Beurton; The gene - a concept in tension: A critical overview Raphael Falk.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Other Titles: Cambridge books online Life Sciences.
Responsibility: edited by Peter J. Beurton, Raphael Falk, Hans-Jrg Rheinberger.

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