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New Concepts of Directed Evolution in the Recent History of Evolutionary Biology

  • Igor Popov
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Abstract

In the recent history of evolutionary biology new concepts of directed evolution have been suggested in various countries: typostrophism (Germany), organicism (France), shutayzey/subjectivity (Japan), Frankfurt theory (Germany), contours of evolution (Russia), autoevolution (Sweden) and biological synthesis (Venezuela). The amount of data on directionality increased but new terms and seemingly new ideas confused the field further. In this way, the history of the idea of directed evolution repeated itself.

Keywords

Typostrophism Organicism Shutayzey/subjectivity Frankfurt theory Contours of evolution Autoevolution Biological synthesis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor Popov
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  1. 1.Saint Petersburg State University, N. N. Petrov Research Institute of OncologySaint PetersburgRussia

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