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Three epigenetic information channels and their different roles in evolution

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There is increasing evidence for epigenetically mediated transgenerational inheritance across taxa. However, the evolutionary implications of such alternative mechanisms of inheritance remain unclear. Herein, we show that epigenetic mechanisms can serve two fundamentally different functions in transgenerational inheritance: (i) selection-based effects, which carry adaptive information in virtue of selection over many generations of reliable transmission; and (ii) detection-based effects, whic...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02235.x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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University of Groningen
Department:
Theoretical Biology Group
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute
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Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Evolutionary Biology Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
6
Pages:
1178–1187
Publication date:
2011-06-01
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1420-9101
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English
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ora:5485
Deposit date:
2011-06-22

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