Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Darwinian evolutionary theory

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Darwinian evolutionary theory
States that biological species have evolved with 'modification by descent'. It is based on the observation that all species are built up of populations exhibiting natural variation, some of which is selected for because it enhances the fitness of an individual under a particular set of environmental conditions. Natural variation is generated by mutation whose degree and kind can be influenced by epigenetic traits.
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