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Epigenetics, Development, Ecology and Evolution

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  • Provides the latest insights into epigenetic mechanisms and new trends in evolutionary biology
  • Offers insights into the latest advances in our understanding of metazoan evolution from an epigenetic perspective
  • Characterizes epigenetically mediated developmental pathways in animal systems

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Epigenetic modifications comprise heritable gene expression changes that occur without alteration of the DNA sequence and 'co-act' with genetic factors to shape development processes and evolutionary trajectories. Multicellular organisms receive different types of environmental stimuli/stresses that trigger epigenetic modifications during development. These environmentally driven mechanisms represent an underlying cause of phenotypic diversity, especially in metazoans. This book aims to present some of the latest epigenetic insights into the development of metazoans (including humans) as an intersection between their ecology and evolution.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Alta Gracia, Argentina

    Luis María Vaschetto

About the editor

Dr. Vaschetto is interested in identifying epigenetic-mediated mechanisms responsible for controlling the evolution of plants and animals, and the importance of epigenetic alterations in the development of human diseases. His research focuses on understanding the epigenetic processes underlying diverse biological phenomena.

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  • Book Title: Epigenetics, Development, Ecology and Evolution

  • Editors: Luis María Vaschetto

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-13770-9Published: 14 October 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-13773-0Published: 15 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-13771-6Published: 13 October 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 232

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Genetics and Genomics, Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Zoology

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