Genetics, Evolution and Radiation

Crossing Borders, The Interdisciplinary Legacy of Nikolay W. Timofeeff-Ressovsky

Editors: Korogodina, V.L., Mothersill, C.E., Inge-Vechtomov, S.G., Seymour, C.B. (Eds.)

  • Provides an in-depth overview of the evolution of radiobiological thought, including both its history and outlook for the future
  • Offers data on the radiation effects of nuclear facilities and related accidents
  • Provides first-hand accounts of the work of Timofeeff-Ressovsky by a host of close colleagues and friends
  • Presents the evolution of the genomic universe from the perspective of radiation and genetics
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About this book

This book is dedicated to the great scientist and outstanding individual Nikolay Wladimirovich Timofeeff-Ressovsky. The book brings together a number of brief stories/essays about Timofeeff-Ressovsky including “Stories told by himself”, and scientific chapters addressing his major research areas: genetics, radiobiology, radiation ecology and epidemiology, and evolution. Timofeeff-Ressovsky contributed to several fields of biology and established new directions of scientific research. He often repeated the phrase, which would later become famous: “Science should not be approached with the ferocity of wild animals”. In keeping with that philosophy, the issues discussed here are still open. 

Each scientific part starts with a current review; the chapters present leading scientific schools and views. The main theme discussed in the genetics part is mutation variability in the context of linear (replication, transcription, translation) and conformational template processes, and its dependence on phylogenetic group. In turn, the radiobiology chapters focus on the reorganization of DNA, cell, and population variability under low-dose irradiation, sparking indirect processes and adaptive response. The radiation ecology and epidemiology parts present data on the consequences of nuclear plants and related accidents for ecological systems and human beings. Here some approaches to estimating radiation risks are also offered. Evolution laws are demonstrated in the genomic universe, plant-microbe symbiosis, stabilizing and destabilizing (directional) selection. The last essay demonstrates the principles of organization operating in local animal populations, which are approached as social organisms of complex systemic nature.

The chapter 'Radiation-Induced Aging and Genetic Instability of Mesenchymal Stem Cells: An Issue for Late Health Effects?' is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • Some Stories Told by N.W. Timofeeff-Ressovsky

    Timofeeff-Ressovsky, Nikolay W.

    Pages 3-12

  • Nikolai V. Timoféeff-Ressovsky in Berlin-Buch (1925–1945)

    Rajewsky, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • Contribution of N.W. Timoféeff-Ressovsky to Biology and Methodology of Science

    Yablokov, Alexey

    Pages 29-32

  • Personal Recollections About N.W. Timoféeff-Ressovsky and His Action for Radiation Biophysics in Berlin-Buch and Dubna

    Abel, Helmut (et al.)

    Pages 33-37

  • Template Principle in Biology

    Inge-Vechtomov, Sergey G.

    Pages 41-54

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eBook 178,49 €
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Hardcover 228,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetics, Evolution and Radiation
Book Subtitle
Crossing Borders, The Interdisciplinary Legacy of Nikolay W. Timofeeff-Ressovsky
Editors
  • Victoria L. Korogodina
  • Carmel E Mothersill
  • Sergey G. Inge-Vechtomov
  • Colin B. Seymour
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48838-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48838-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48837-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 558
Number of Illustrations and Tables
60 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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