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ERIC Number: EJ1002833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0273-2297
A Post-Genomic View of Behavioral Development and Adaptation to the Environment
LaFreniere, Peter; MacDonald, Kevin
Developmental Review, v33 n2 p89-109 Jun 2013
Recent advances in molecular genetics and epigenetics are reviewed that have major implications for the bio-behavioral sciences and for understanding how organisms adapt to their environments at both phylogenetic and ontogenic levels. From a post-genomics perspective, the environment is as crucial as the DNA sequence for constructing the phenotype, and as a source of information in trying to predict phenotypes. The review is organized with respect to four basic processes by which phenotypes adapt to environmental challenges, with an emphasis on the data for humans: (1) developmental plasticity, (2) epigenetic mechanisms, (3) genotype-environment correlations, and (4) gene x environment interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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