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Epigenetic Principles of Evolution

  • ID: 2088875
  • November 2011
  • 846 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

This is the first and only book, so far, to deal with the causal basis of evolution from an epigenetic view. By revealing the epigenetic "user" of the "genetic toolkit", this book demonstrates the primacy of epigenetic mechanisms and epigenetic information in generating evolutionary novelties.

The author convincingly supports his theory with a host of examples from the most varied fields of biology, by emphasizing changes in developmental pathways as the basic source of evolutionary change in metazoans.

- Original and thought provoking--a radically new theory that overcomes the present difficulties of the theory of evolution
- Is the first and only theory that uses epigenetic mechanisms and principles for explaining evolution of metazoans
- Takes an integrative approach and shows a wide range of learning

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Introduction

Part 1: Epigenetic Basis of Metazoan Heredity

Control Systems and Determination of Phenotypic Traits in Metazoans

Neural Manipulation of Gene Expression

Epigenetic Control of Reproduction

Epigenetic Control of Early Development

Neural Control of Postphylotypic Development

The Epigenetic System of Heredity
An Outline

Part 2: Neural-Developmental Premises of Evolutionary Adaptation

Evolution and Stress Responses to Changes in Environment

Behavioral Adaptation to Changed Conditions of Living

Ontology: The Workshop of Evolutionary Change

Intragenerational Developmental Plasticity

Part 3: Epigenetics of Circumevolutionary Phenomena and the Mechansim of the Evolutionary Change

Transgenerational Developmental Plasticity
An Epitome of Evolutionary Change

Evolution of Metazoans and Their Control System

Part 4: Epigenetics of Metazoan Evolution

Origins of Evolutionary Novelty

Evolution by Loss

Evolution by Reverting to Ancestral Characters

Neural Crest-Determined Evolutionary Novelties

Evolutionary Convergences: The Trend Toward Sameness in Metazoan Evolution

Species and Allopatric Speciaition

Epigentics of Sympatric Speciation
Speciation as a Mechanism of Evolution

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Cabej, Nelson R.

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