By Pierre Pontarotti
This e-book offers 20 chosen contributions to the 18th Evolutionary Biology assembly, which happened in September 2014 in Marseille. they're grouped lower than the next significant themes:
· Genotype to Phenotype
· Genetic Mechanisms of Diversification
· Evolutionary Mechanisms
· Speciation and Biodiversity
The goals of those annual conferences in Marseille are to assemble best evolutionary biologists and different scientists who hire evolutionary biology techniques, e.g. for scientific examine, and to advertise the alternate of principles and inspire interdisciplinary collaborations.
Offering an up to date review of contemporary advances within the box of evolutionary biology, this e-book represents a useful resource of knowledge for scientists, academics and complex students.
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2014). They do not really distinguish gene-centrism from genetic determinism and reductionism. e. e. that there are no ‘Lamarckian’ violations of the Weismann barrier and the central dogma at all—thus that ‘natural genetic engineering’ (term Shapiro 2011, 2013) and ‘downward causation’ (Noble 2008, 2012) are non-existent. Further relying on Tanghe’s (2013, pp. 371–372) comparison between gene-centrism and heliocentrism, one might compare the situation with the heliocentred nature of our planetary system.
Evolutionary Biology: Biodiversification from Genotype to Phenotype by Pierre Pontarotti