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Lysenko’s Ghost

Epigenetics and Russia

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674089051

Publication Date: 04/11/2016


224 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

28 halftones


  • Introduction
  • 1. The Friendly Siberian Foxes
  • 2. The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics
  • 3. Paul Kammerer, Enfant Terrible of Biology
  • 4. The Great Debate about Human Heredity in 1920s Russia
  • 5. Lysenko Up Close
  • 6. Lysenko’s Biological Views
  • 7. Epigenetics
  • 8. The Recent Rebirth of Lysenkoism in Russia
  • 9. Surprising Effects of the New Lysenkoism
  • 10 Anti-Lysenko Russian Supporters of the Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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