100 reasons to change the way we think about genetics
...he fact that underlying DNA remains unchanged.
New evidence for epigenetic inherita...lassic example was the giraffe. Giraffe ancestors, lamarck
surmised, reached with their necks to munch leaves...st that acquired traits can be heritable, and that lamarck
was not so wrong after all.
Researcher gives hard thoughts on soft inheritance
... In doing so, he evokes the pre-Darwinian evolutionist Jean-Baptiste lamarck
(1744-1829), a name that evolutionary biologists thought long ago left the ...nment in altering inheritance.
"When most biologists hear the name lamarck
or the term soft inheritance, the reaction is, 'Oh my God, here we go again...
Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck
( August 1 , 1744 - December 28 , 1829 ) was a major 19th century French naturalist, who was one of the first to use the term biology in its modern sense.¹
is remembered today mainly in connection with a ...
...o have been introduced independently by Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus ( Biologie oder Philosophie der lebenden Natur , 1802 ) and by Jean-Baptiste lamarck
( Hydrogologie , 1802). The word itself is sometimes said to have been coined in 1800 by Karl Friedrich Burdach , but it appears in the title of Vo...
...Robert Edmund Grant , learning from Grant's enthusiasm for the theories of lamarck
and Charles' grandfather Erasmus about evolution by acquired characteristi...e, England: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 214-239.
Charles Darwin University ( Australia )
...er the term goes back at least to 1896 (see References).
Various aspects of the modern understanding of epigenetic inheritance are reminiscent of lamarck
's ideas about evolution .
Oscar Hertwig , 1849-1922. "Biolog...
...on has existed since ancient times, but the modern theory wasn't established until the 18th and 19th centuries, with scientists such as Jean-Baptiste lamarck
and Charles Darwin . While transmutation of species was accepted by a sizeable number of scientists before 1859 , it was the publication of Charle...
Stephen Jay Gould
W.D. "Bill" Hamilton
John Maynard Smith
Alfred Russel Wallace
... history of the planet provided enough time for major changes. As such, the new emphasis was on determining how a species could change over time. lamarck
suggested that an organism could pass on an acquired trait to its offspring, i.e., the giraffe 's long neck was attributed to generations of giraffe...