The Evolution of Individuality

The Evolution of Individuality

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Leo Buss expounds a general theory of development through a simple hierarchical extension of the synthetic theory of evolution. He perceives innovations in development to have evolved in ancestral organisms where the germ line was not closed to genetic variation arising during the course of ontogeny. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.these silent assumptions may be necessary in order to answer previously puzzling questions.53 A a€œsilent assumptionaquot; was born in the ... Variants may arise at the onset of a new generation, during meiosis, producing an individual composed of genetically homogeneous cells; or variants may arise in the course of ontogeny, during mitosis, producing a chimeric ... 53. Op. cit., pp. 17a€”18. 54. The role of mixis in dispersing genetic variation from the individual in which it first arose to otheranbsp;...

Title:The Evolution of Individuality
Author: Leo W. Buss
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2014-07-14

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