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Ecological developmental biology : the environmental regulation of development, health, and evolution

Author: Scott F Gilbert; David Epel
Publisher: Sunderland, Massachusetts, U.S.A. : Sinauer Associates, Inc. Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book presents the data for ecological developmental biology, integrating it into new accounts of medicine, evolution, and embryology.The new evolutionary science created by this approach to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott F Gilbert; David Epel
ISBN: 9781605353449 1605353442
OCLC Number: 905089531
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xvi, 576 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1. Environmental signals and normal development --
1. Developmental plasticity: the environment as a normal agent in producing phenotypes --
2. Environmental epigenetics: how agents in the environment effect molecular changes in development --
3. Developmental symbiosis: co-development as a strategy for life --
Part 2. Ecological developmental biology and disease states --
4. Developmental physiology for survival in changing environments --
5. Teratogenesis: environmental assaults on development --
6. Endocrine disruptors --
7. The developmental origin of adult diseases --
8. Developmental models of cancer and aging --
Part 3. Toward a developmental evolutionary synthesis --
9. The modern synthesis: natural selection of allelic variation --
10. Evolution through developmental regulatory genes --
11. Environment, development, and evolution: toward a new evolutionary synthesis --
Coda. Philosophical concerns raised by ecological developmental biology --
Appendix A. Lysenko, Kammerer, and the truncated tradition of ecological developmental biology --
Appendix B. The molecular mechanisms of epigenetic change --
Appendix C. Writing development back into evolutionary theory --
Appendix D. Epigenetic inheritance systems: the inheritance of environmentally induced traits.
Responsibility: Scott F. Gilbert, University of Helsinki, Swarthmore College, David Epel, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University.

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