9780691157672-0691157677-Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance and Evolution

Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance and Evolution

ISBN-13: 9780691157672
ISBN-10: 0691157677
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bonduriansky, Russell, Day, Troy
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691157672
ISBN-10: 0691157677
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bonduriansky, Russell, Day, Troy
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 280 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bonduriansky, Russell, Day, Troy wrote Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance and Evolution comprising 280 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691157677 and 9780691157672. Since then Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance and Evolution textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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How genes are not the only basis of heredity―and what this means for evolution, human life, and disease

For much of the twentieth century it was assumed that genes alone mediate the transmission of biological information across generations and provide the raw material for natural selection. In Extended Heredity, leading evolutionary biologists Russell Bonduriansky and Troy Day challenge this premise. Drawing on the latest research, they demonstrate that what happens during our lifetimes--and even our grandparents' and great-grandparents' lifetimes―can influence the features of our descendants. On the basis of these discoveries, Bonduriansky and Day develop an extended concept of heredity that upends ideas about how traits can and cannot be transmitted across generations.

By examining the history of the gene-centered view in modern biology and reassessing fundamental tenets of evolutionary theory, Bonduriansky and Day show that nongenetic inheritance―involving epigenetic, environmental, behavioral, and cultural factors―could play an important role in evolution. The discovery of nongenetic inheritance therefore has major implications for key questions in evolutionary biology, as well as human health.

Extended Heredity reappraises long-held ideas and opens the door to a new understanding of inheritance and evolution.

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