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作者 Bateson, Patrick
書名 Plasticity, Robustness, Development and Evolution
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
©2011
國際標準書號 9781139114431 (electronic bk.)
9780521516297
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (168 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Setting the scene -- 2 Clarifications -- Meanings of words -- Robustness -- Plasticity -- Ontogeny -- Genes -- Epigenetics -- Fitness -- Innateness -- Heritability -- Adaptation -- Design -- Determination and causality -- Different problems -- 3 Developmental robustness -- Insensitivity -- Constraints -- Elasticity -- Attractors and systems theory -- Redundancy -- Repair -- Regulation -- Canalisation -- Differential survival of systems and components -- Conclusions -- 4 Plasticity -- Accommodation -- Immediate adjustments in early development -- Forecasting future environmental conditions -- Maternal stress -- Maternal nutrition -- Behavioural and neural plasticity -- Immunological plasticity -- The nature of plasticity -- Conclusions -- 5 Integration of robustness and plasticity -- Genes and the environment -- Sensitive periods -- Predispositions -- The structure of learning -- Immune systems -- The rise of epigenetics -- Molecular epigenetics -- Mechanisms underlying induction of phenotypic differences -- Conclusions -- 6 Current function of integrated developmental processes -- Maintenance of form -- Coping with developmental disruption -- Immediate adaptive responses in early development -- Anticipatory and delayed responses -- Learning -- Mismatches -- Conclusions -- 7 Evolution of developmental processes -- Addressing evolutionary hypotheses -- Modularity -- Evolution of robustness -- Robustness at the molecular level -- Evolution of plasticity -- Evolution of learning and memory -- Plasticity at the molecular level -- Conclusions -- 8 Impact of developmental processes on evolution -- Choice, control of the environment and niche construction -- The importance of adaptability -- Genetic consequences -- Organic selection and the adaptability driver
Critique of the organisms role in evolution -- Models of change involving learning -- The potential role of epigenetic processes in driving evolutionary change -- Can epigenetic change lead to fixation? -- Implications for evolutionary novelty and speciation -- Conclusions -- 9 Development and evolution intertwined -- Genes and the environment -- Plasticity and robustness -- The problem with metaphors -- The dynamics of development -- Development is complex -- Broad problems for humanity -- The evolutionary-developmental synthesis -- References -- Index
The first book to clarify the relationship between plasticity and robustness in the context of development and evolution
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Bateson, Patrick Plasticity, Robustness, Development and Evolution Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2011 9780521516297
主題 Developmental biology.;Evolution (Biology);Phenotypic plasticity.;Adaptation (Biology);Survival analysis (Biometry)
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Alt Author Gluckman, Peter
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