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Food and Genetic Development

  • Jean Frézal

Abstract

The relationship between food and genetic development raises questions which can conveniently be arranged under three headings:
  • Do foods, food additives, and food contaminants induce changes in the genetic information? That is, do they cause mutations?

  • Can food habits cause short-term or long-term modifications of the gene pool? That is, are they selective factors?

  • Do ingested nutrients influence the expression of the genetic program or interact with it? This question is, in some respects, related to the problem of genetic regulation.

Keywords

Genetic Program Genetic Development Genetic Regulation Somatic Cell Hybridization Triosephosphate Isomerase 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Frézal
    • 1
  1. 1.Hôpital des Enfants MaladesParisFrance

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