Recent advances in the understanding of some selective mechanisms in man

  • Giuseppe Montalenti
Part of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften book series (VN, volume 243)


Darwin’s discovery (1859) of natural selection as the main agent of evolution and the consequential corollaries and implications are sometimes referred to as “the Darwinian revolution”, which is second in time only, not in importance, to the Copernican-Galileian revolution. In fact the main trends of thought and lines of investigation in modern biology are still proceeding along the track marked by Darwin’s fundamental work, as well as by another achievement reached in the XIX century, namely the recognition of the cellular structure of organisms.


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  • Giuseppe Montalenti
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