Darwin’s Pangenesis and its Rediscovery Part B - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128151297

Darwin’s Pangenesis and its Rediscovery Part B, Volume 102

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Dhavendra Kumar
Editors: Dhavendra Kumar
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128151297
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2018
Page Count: 258
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Table of Contents

1. Darwin and Mendel: the historical connection
Yongsheng Liu
2. Darwin’s Pangenesis and graft hybridization
Yongsheng Liu
3. Darwin’s Pangenesis and medical genetics
Yongsheng Liu
4. Darwin’s Pangenesis and certain anomalous phenomena
Yongsheng Liu
5. Natural selection and Pangenesis: the Darwinian synthesis
Yongsheng Liu


Description

150 years ago, Darwin formulated his Pangenesis, an expanded cell theory and a unified theory of heredity and variation that would strengthen his theory of evolution and explains all the phenomena of life, assuming that cells could "throw off" numerous particles or molecules called gemmules, which were capable of diffusion from cell to cell, and transmission from parent to offspring. Now the discovery of circulating DNA, mobile RNAs, prions and extracellular vesicles, provides striking evidence for the chemical existence of Darwin’s imaginary gemmules; there is also increasing evidence for the inheritance of acquired characters, graft hybridization and many other phenomena that Pangenesis supposedly explains.

Key Features

Presents the only book on Darwin’s Pangenesis

Links Darwin's hypothetical gemmules with circulating nucleic acids and extracellular vesicles, shedding new light on an old theory

Includes sections on Darwin's graft hybridization and horizontal gene transfer and Darwin's Pangenesis in relation to inherited disease, along with many other updates

Readership

Scholars, researchers and students of genetics, cell biology, evolutionary biology, developmental biology, agriculture, medicine and the history of science


Details

No. of pages:
258
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128151297

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About the Serial Editors

Dhavendra Kumar Serial Editor

Professor Kumar has considerable previous experience in writing and editing books and journals related to genetics and genomics. His books include Genomics and Clinical Medicine and Genomics and Health in the Developing World. He founded and leads the new open access journal Applied and Translational Genomics, published by Elsevier. He has published 40 articles in the journals literature.

Professor Dhavendra Kumar is a Visiting Professor, Genomic Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, The University of South Wales and Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of Wales, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is one of the Consultants for the All Wales Medical Genetics Service and the lead Clinician for Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics. After qualifying in Medicine from the King George’s Medical College, University of Lucknow, India, he completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics with an MD. Since 1980 he has pursued a career in Medical Genetics in the UK. In 1990 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FACMG) and as well as Royal Colleges of Physicians (FRCP-London and FRCP-Ireland) and Pediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH-UK).

In 2015, he was conferred with the higher degree of DSc by his Alma Mater, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow (UP, India) based on his life-time contributions and achievements to genetic and genomic applications in medicine and health.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK

About the Editors

Dhavendra Kumar Editor

Professor Kumar has considerable previous experience in writing and editing books and journals related to genetics and genomics. His books include Genomics and Clinical Medicine and Genomics and Health in the Developing World. He founded and leads the new open access journal Applied and Translational Genomics, published by Elsevier. He has published 40 articles in the journals literature.

Professor Dhavendra Kumar is a Visiting Professor, Genomic Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, The University of South Wales and Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of Wales, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is one of the Consultants for the All Wales Medical Genetics Service and the lead Clinician for Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics. After qualifying in Medicine from the King George’s Medical College, University of Lucknow, India, he completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics with an MD. Since 1980 he has pursued a career in Medical Genetics in the UK. In 1990 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FACMG) and as well as Royal Colleges of Physicians (FRCP-London and FRCP-Ireland) and Pediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH-UK).

In 2015, he was conferred with the higher degree of DSc by his Alma Mater, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow (UP, India) based on his life-time contributions and achievements to genetic and genomic applications in medicine and health.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK