Epigenética, Darwin, e Lamarck

terça-feira, dezembro 15, 2015

Genome Biology and Evolution Volume 7 Issue 6Pp. 1758-1760.

Epigenetics, Darwin, and Lamarck

David Penny*

Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

↵*Corresponding author: E-mail: d.penny{at}massey.ac.nz.

Accepted May 26, 2015.


It is not really helpful to consider modern environmental epigenetics as neo-Lamarckian; and there is no evidence that Lamarck considered the idea original to himself. We must all keep learning about inheritance, but attributing modern ideas to early researchers is not helpful, and can be misleading.

Key words: Darwinism epigenetics evolution genetics Lamarck

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