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Phenotypes: Their Epigenetics, Ecology & Evolution

By: CD Rollo

480 pages, 1 b/w photo, 32 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #33007 | ISBN: 0412410303
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Provides a framework for understanding organism design including constraints, trends and major constellations of adaptive tactics.

This is a very good book - The Biologist; ...contains much food for thought - The Molecular Engineer and Biotechnologist


Contents

Hierarchical reductionism and the evolution of biological organization; regulatory interactions, epigenetics and genomic integration; epigenetics and developmental hierarchies; the sub-specific lineage paradigm and the genetic templet; metalineage selection and sexual reproduction; phenotypic plasticity, allelic switches and canalization - a metalineage perspective; adaptive suites, co-adapted genomes and dynamic genetic templets; tradeoffs and synergisms in phenotypic organization - an evolutionary framework; the evolution of senescence and longevity assurance; the principle of allocation - limitations, lifetimes and metabolic relativity; lifetimes and limitations - speculations in a lineage paradigm; the ecological triumvirate - phenotypic correlations of stress, disturbance and biotically diverse habitats.

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