Morphogenesis, Environmental Stress and Reverse Evolution

Editors: Guex, Jean, S. Torday, John, Miller Jr., William B. (Eds.)

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  • Gives a unique perspective on the role of stress in evolution which spans the entirety of biology, from unicellular to multicellular, invertebrate to vertebrate
  • Elaborates on the premise that the environment has a stressful impact on all living organisms, causing the latter to evolve in reciprocation with the environment, or face extinction
  • Advances the emerging concept of niche construction as the main process of reciprocation between biology and the environment
  • Offers empirical evidence for the feasibility of 'reverse evolution', a possibility denied by conventional Darwinian evolution
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It is widely acknowledged that life has adapted to its environment, but the precise mechanism remains unknown since Natural Selection, Descent with Modification and Survival of the Fittest are metaphors that cannot be scientifically tested. In this unique text, invertebrate and vertebrate biologists illuminate the effects of physiologic stress on epigenetic responses in the process of evolutionary adaptation from unicellular organisms to invertebrates and vertebrates, respectively. This book offers a novel perspective on the mechanisms underlying evolution.

Capacities for morphologic alterations and epigenetic adaptations subject to environmental stresses are demonstrated in both unicellular and multicellular organisms. Furthermore, the underlying cellular-molecular mechanisms that mediate stress for adaptation will be elucidated wherever possible. These include examples of ‘reverse evolution’ by Professor Guex for Ammonites and for mammals by Professor Torday and Dr. Miller. This provides empiric evidence that the conventional way of thinking about evolution as unidirectional is incorrect, leaving open the possibility that it is determined by cell-cell interactions, not sexual selection and reproductive strategy. Rather, the process of evolution can be productively traced through the conservation of an identifiable set of First Principles of Physiology that began with the unicellular form and have been consistently maintained, as reflected by the return to the unicellular state over the course of the life cycle.

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Professor Guex has published Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crises (Springer, 2016), which forms the basis for the invertebrate examples used in this book.
John S. Torday, PhD, is a Professor on the Faculty of the Evolutionary Medicine Program at UCLA. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University (1968), a Master of Science degree from McGill University (1971), a Doctor of Philosophy degree from McGill University (1974), and did post-doctoral training in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1974-76).  He was previously on the Faculties of Harvard Medical School (1976-91) and the University of Maryland Medical School (1991-98). He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and 5 monographs on the subject of cellular-molecular evolution.
William B. Miller Jr. MD. attended the Honors Program in Medicine at Northwestern University, graduating with a B.S. In Medicine (1973) and a Doctor of Medicine (1975). He is a member of the medical honors society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Miller was a practicing physician for 35 years. During that period, he publishing a number of  academic medical articles. A series of observations about the patterns of infectious disease made based on active medical practice spurred an interest in genetics, evolutionary biology and the microbiome and  ultimately led to the publication of The Microcosm Within: Evolution and Extinction in the Hologenome (2013). More than two dozen peer-reviewed academic articles on evolution and the microbiome and several more books on those topics as co-author and co-editor have followed.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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イーブック ¥22,879
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-47279-5
  • ウォーターマーク付、 DRMフリー
  • ファイル形式: EPUB, PDF
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
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ハードカバー ¥28,599
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morphogenesis, Environmental Stress and Reverse Evolution
Editors
  • Jean Guex
  • John S. Torday
  • William B. Miller Jr.
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
イーブック ISBN
978-3-030-47279-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47279-5
ハードカバー ISBN
978-3-030-47278-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 322
Number of Illustrations
65 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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