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Ecological developmental biology and epigenesis : an integrated approach to embryology, evolution and medicine

Author: Scott F Gilbert; David Epel
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates ; Basingstoke : Palgrave [distributor], 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This is an important text for a still-emerging field of Biology, relating the embryo to its environment. Intersecting numerous disciplines in the Biological and Life Sciences, the authors have  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott F Gilbert; David Epel
ISBN: 9780878932993 0878932992
OCLC Number: 263295749
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Contents: PART I: ENVIRONMENTAL SIGNALS AND NORMAL DEVELOPMENT The Environment as a Normal Agent in Producing Phenotypes How Agents in the Environment Effect Molecular Changes in Development Developmental Symbiosis: Co-Development as a Strategy for Life Embryonic Defenses: Survival in a Hostile World PART II: ECOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND DISEASE STATES Teratogenesis: Environmental Assaults on Development Endocrine Disruptors The Epigenetic Origin of Adult Diseases PART III: TOWARD A DEVELOPMENTAL EVOLUTIONARY SYNTHESIS The Modern Synthesis: Natural Selection of Allelic Variation Evolution through Developmental Regulatory Genes Environment, Development, and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis CODA: Philosophical Concerns Raised by Ecological Developmental Biology APPENDX A: Lysenko, Kammerer, and the Truncated Tradition of Ecological Developmental Biology APPENDIX B: The Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Change APPENDIX C: Writing Development Out of the Modern Synthesis APPENDIX D: Epigenetic Inheritance Systems: The Inheritance of Environmentally Induced Traits
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