Explorations into the epigenetic space

Diddahally R Govindaraju
2015 Evolution: Education and Outreach  
London. Viii + 459 pages, ISBN: 978-0-520-26709-I, Price: $85.45. Much of the theoretical and empirical basis of the modern evolutionary synthesis, and progress in applied genetics (e.g., plant and animal breeding), has been built on the premise that gene frequency changes in populations, in time (across generations) and space, occur due to the action of evolutionary forces. Empirical estimates of gene frequencies serve as indices to quantify micro-evolutionary changes. During the first two
more » ... des of this phase in the 20 th century, however, only a few scientists such as Archibald Garrod, Sewall Wright and J. B. S. Haldane sought to understand the links between gene and genotype on the one hand, and phenotype on the other, in relation to environment.
doi:10.1186/s12052-014-0032-1 fatcat:vweakvofdbgwhb2aklxnfypncu