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Lysenko's ghost : epigenetics and Russia

Author: Loren R Graham
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Epigenetics, a new field in biology, has shown that in some instances organisms can inherit characteristics acquired by their ancestors during their lifetimes, a view that was discredited during most of the twentieth century. Trofim Lysenko, a Russian agronomist long considered a charlatan, was a strong advocate of the inheritance of acquired characteristics. In the last few years a number of Russian science  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Graham, Loren. Lysenko's Ghost .
Epigenetics and Russia
Named Person: Trofim Lysenko; Trofim Lysenko; Trofim Lysenko; Trofim Denisovič Lysenko
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Loren R Graham
ISBN: 9780674969025 0674969022 0674089057 9780674089051 0674969049 9780674969049
OCLC Number: 945698169
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: The friendly siberian foxes --
The inheritance of acquired characteristics --
Paul Kammerer, enfant terrible of biology --
The great debate about human heredity in 1920s Russia --
Lysenko up close --
Lysenko¿s biological views --
Epigenetics --
The recent rebirth of Lysenkoism in Russia --
Surprising effects of the new Lysenkoism --
Anti-Lysenko Russian supporters of the inheritance of acquired characteristics.
Responsibility: Loren Graham.


Lysenko became one of the most notorious figures in twentieth-century science after his genetic theories were discredited decades ago. Yet some scientists now claim that discoveries in epigenetics  Read more...


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