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Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth : An Epigenetic Narrative of Development and Evolution of Animals,9780124016675
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Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth : An Epigenetic Narrative of Development and Evolution of Animals



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Building the Most Complex Structure on Earth provides readers with a basic biological education an easy and understandable introduction into a new epigenetic theory of development and evolution. This is a novel theory that describes the epigenetic mechanisms of the development and evolution of animals and explains the colossal evolution and diversification of animals from a new post-genetic perspective. Modern biology has demonstrated the existence of a common genetic toolkit in the animal kingdom, but neither the number of genes nor the evolution of new genes is responsible for the development and evolution of animals. The failure to understand how the same genetic toolkit is used to produce millions of widely different animal forms remains a perplexing conundrum in modern biology. The novel theory demonstrates that epigenetic mechanisms that determine the spatial and temporal expression of genes in particular cells of the organism are the competent users of the epigenetic toolkit. Provides a comprehensive view of the epigenetic aspects of reproduction, development, and evolution. Highly rigorous, but broad enough for readers with only a basic knowledge of biology.

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