The Resource Ecological developmental biology : integrating epigenetics, medicine, and evolution, Scott F. Gilbert, David Epel

Ecological developmental biology : integrating epigenetics, medicine, and evolution, Scott F. Gilbert, David Epel

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Ecological developmental biology : integrating epigenetics, medicine, and evolution
Title
Ecological developmental biology
Title remainder
integrating epigenetics, medicine, and evolution
Statement of responsibility
Scott F. Gilbert, David Epel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When the molecular processes of epigenetics meet the ecological processes of phenotypic plasticity, the result is a revolutionary new field: ecological developmental biology, or "eco-devo." This new science studies development in the "real world" of predators, pathogens, competitors, symbionts, toxic compounds, temperature changes, and nutritional differences. These environmental agents can result in changes to an individual's phenotype, often implemented when signals from the environment elicit epigenetic changes in gene expression. Ecological developmental biology is a truly integrative biology, detailing the interactions between developing organisms and their environmental contexts. Ecological developmental biology also provides a systems approach to the study of pathology, integrating the studies of diabetes, cancers, obesity, and the aging syndrome into the framework of an ecologically sensitive developmental biology. It looks at examples where the environment provides expected cues for normal development and where the organism develops improperly without such cues. Data from research on teratology, endocrine disruptors, and microbial symbioses, when integrated into a developmental context, may have enormous implications for human health as well as the overall health of Earth's ecosystems. The study of epigenetics--changes in gene expression that are not the result of changes in a gene's DNA sequence--has recently provided startling insights not only into mechanisms of development, but also into the mechanisms and processes of evolution. The notion that epialleles (changes in chromosome structure that alter gene expression) can be induced by environmental agents and transmitted across generations has altered our notions of evolution, as have new experiments documenting the genetic fixation of environmentally induced changes in development. The widespread use of symbiosis in development provides new targets for natural selection. Ecological developmental biology integrates these new ideas into an extended evolutionary synthesis that retains and enriches the notion of evolution by natural selection."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1949-
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Gilbert, Scott F.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH438.5
LC item number
.G55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 D-054
  • QU 475
NLM item number
G466e 2009
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Epel, David
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  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Developmental biology
  • Epigenesis
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Epigenesis, Genetic
  • Adaptation, Biological
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Teratogens
  • Gelişim biyolojisi
  • Epigenez
  • Evrim (Biyoloji)
  • Developmental biology
  • Epigenesis
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Embryologie
  • Biologie du développement
  • Épigénétique
  • Ökologie
  • Evolutionäre Entwicklungsbiologie
  • Entwicklungsbiologie
Label
Ecological developmental biology : integrating epigenetics, medicine, and evolution, Scott F. Gilbert, David Epel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The environment as a normal agent in producing phenotypes -- How agents in the environment effect molecular changes in development -- Developmental symbiosis: co-development as a strategy for life -- Embryonic defenses: survival in a hostile world -- Teratogenesis: environmental assaults on development -- Endocrine disruptors -- The epigenetic origin of adult diseases -- The modern synthesis: natural selection of allelic variation -- Evolution through developmental regulatory genes -- Environment, development, and evolution: toward a new synthesis -- Coda: philosophical concerns raised by ecological developmental biology
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780878932993
Isbn Type
(paperbound)
Lccn
2008039921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Stock number
60225
System control number
  • (OCoLC)246890208
  • (OCoLC)ocn246890208
Label
Ecological developmental biology : integrating epigenetics, medicine, and evolution, Scott F. Gilbert, David Epel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The environment as a normal agent in producing phenotypes -- How agents in the environment effect molecular changes in development -- Developmental symbiosis: co-development as a strategy for life -- Embryonic defenses: survival in a hostile world -- Teratogenesis: environmental assaults on development -- Endocrine disruptors -- The epigenetic origin of adult diseases -- The modern synthesis: natural selection of allelic variation -- Evolution through developmental regulatory genes -- Environment, development, and evolution: toward a new synthesis -- Coda: philosophical concerns raised by ecological developmental biology
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780878932993
Isbn Type
(paperbound)
Lccn
2008039921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Stock number
60225
System control number
  • (OCoLC)246890208
  • (OCoLC)ocn246890208

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