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Transformations of Lamarckism : from subtle fluids to molecular biology

Author: Snait Gissis; Eva Jablonka
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Series: Vienna series in theoretical biology.
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A reappraisal of Lamarckism--its historical impact and contemporary significance.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; Charles Darwin; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Snait Gissis; Eva Jablonka
ISBN: 9780262015141 0262015145
OCLC Number: 662152397
Description: xvi, 457 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lamarck, Darwin, and the contemporary debate about levels of selection / Gabriel Motzkin --
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck : from myth to history / Pietro Corsi --
Lamarckian problematics in historical perspective / Snait B. Gissis --
Lamarck, Cuvier, and Darwin on animal behavior and acquired characters / Richard W. Burkhardt Jr. --
The golden age of Lamarckism, 1866-1926 / Sander Gliboff --
Germinal selection : a Weismannian solution to Lamarckian problematics / Charlotte Weissman --
The notions of plasticity and heredity among French neo-Lamarckians (1880-1940) : from complementarity to incompatibility / Laurent Loison --
Lamarckism and Lysenkoism revisited / Nils Roll-Hansen --
Lamarckism and the constitution of sociology / Snait B. Gissis --
The exclusion of soft ("Lamarckian") inheritance from the modern synthesis / Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka --
Attitudes to soft inheritance in Great Britain, 1930s-1970s / Marion J. Lamb --
The decline of soft inheritance / Scott Gilbert --
Why did the modern synthesis give short shrift to "soft inheritance"? / Adam Wilkins --
The modem synthesis : discussion --
Lamarckian problematics in biology / Eva Jablonka --
Lamarck's dangerous idea / Stuart A. Newman and Ramray Bhat --
Behavior, stress, and evolution in light of the Novosibirsk selection experiments / Arkady L. Markel and Lyudmila N. Trut --
The role of cellular plasticity in the evolution of regulatory novelty / Erez Braun and Lior David --
Evolutionary implications of individual plasticity / Sonia E. Sultan --
Epigenetic variability in a predator-prey system / Sivan Pearl, Amos Oppenheim, and Nathalie Q. Balaban --
Cellular epigenetic inheritance in the twenty-first century / Eva Jablonka --
An evolutionary role for RNA-mediated epigenetic variation? / Minoo Rassoulzadegan --
Maternal and transgenerational influences on human health / Peter D. Gluckman, Mark A. Hanson, and Tatjana Buklijas --
Plants : individuals or epigenetic cell populations? / Marcello Buiatti --
Instantaneous genetic and epigenetic alterations in the wheat genome caused by allopolyploidization / Moshe Feldman and Avraham A. Levy --
Lamarckian leaps in the microbial world / Jan Sapp --
Symbionts as an epigenetic source of heritable variation / Scott F. Gilbert --
Lamarckian problematics in the philosophy of biology / Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka --
Mind the gaps : why are niche construction models so rarely used? / Ayelet Shayit and James Griesemer --
Our plastic nature / Paul Griffiths --
The relative significance of epigenetic inheritance in evolution : some philosophical considerations / James Griesemer --
The metastable genome : a Lamarckian organ in a Darwinian world? / Ehud Lamm --
Self-organization, self-assembly, and the inherent activity of matter / Evelyn F. Keller --
Ramifications and future directions / Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka --
Lamarck on the nervous system : past insights and future perspectives / Simona Ginsburg --
Lamarck's "Pouvoir de la nature" demystified : a thermodynamic foundation to Lamarck's concept of progressive evolution / Francis Dov Por --
Prokaryotic epigenetic inheritance and its role in evolutionary genetics / Luisa Hirschbein --
Evolution as progressing complexity / Raphael Falk --
Epigenetics and the "new biology" : enlisting in the assault on reductionism / Alfred I. Tauber --
Epigenetic inheritance : where does the field stand today? : what do we still need to know? / Adam Wilkins --
Final discussion --
Appendix A. Mandelstam's poem "Lamarck" --
Appendix B. Mechanisms of cell heredity.
Series Title: Vienna series in theoretical biology.
Responsibility: edited by Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka ; with illustrations by Anna Zeligowski.

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