Advertisement

Evolution pp 13-23 | Cite as

The Modern Theory of Evolution: The Synthetic Theory

  • Charles Devillers
  • Jean Chaline

Abstract

From his studies on Invertebrate animals and fossils in the vicinity of Paris, J.-B. de Lamarck (1744–1829) formulated a number of conclusions in his Zoological Philosophy [1] (1809), the first coherent theory of evolution. However, in contrast to commonly held belief, this was not based purely on speculation, but was progressively elaborated.

Keywords

Natural Selection Genetic Programme Modern Theory Artificial Selection Field Mouse 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Bibliography

  1. 1.
    Lamarck JB de (1809) Philosophic zoologique, 2 vol. Dentu, ParisGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Laurent G (1987) Paleontologie et evolution en France 1800–1860. De Cuvier-Lamarck à Darwin. Mémoires de la section d’histoire des sciences et des techniques, vol 4. CTHP, Paris, 553 ppGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Darwin C (1859) On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favored races in the struggle for life. Harvard University Press, Belknap Press, Cambridge ( Fac-similé, E Mayr, ed )Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Mayr E (1982) The growth of biological thought. Harvard University Press, CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Malthus TR (1798) Essai sur le principe de population. Traduction E Vilquin sur la lère edn. 1980 PUF, ParisGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Darwin C (1872) La descendance de l’homme. Traduction E Barbier sur la 3e édn anglaise (1881) (réédition Culture et Civilisation, Bruxelles)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Delage Y (1895) La structure du protoplasma et les théories sur l’hérédité. Reinwald, ParisGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Mendel G (1866) Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden. Verh Naturforsch Brünn 4: 3–4Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Orel Y, Armogathe JR (1985) Mendel. Belin, ParisGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Bocquet C (1974) Précis de génétique formelle. PUF, ParisGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Teissier G (1962) Transformisme d’aujourd’hui. Ann Biol 7–8: 359–374Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Mayr E, Provine W (eds) (1980) The evolutionary synthesis, perspectives on the unification of biology. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 487 ppGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Ayala FK (1978) The mechanisms of evolution. Evol Sci Am 239: 48–61Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Dobzhansky T (1937) Genetics and the origin of species. 3rd edn ( 1951 ). Columbia University Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Simpson GG (1944) Tempo and modes in evolution. Columbia Univesity Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Simpson GG (1950) Rhythmes et modalités de l’évolution. Traduction P de Saint-Seine. Albin Michel, ParisGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Anxolabehere D, Periquet G (no date) Éléments de génétique des populations, vol 1 CDU, ParisGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Devillers C (1985) Quelques remises en cause de la théorie synthetique del’évolution. Ann Biol 24: 153–177Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Wolter R, Grandjean D, Mateo R (1983) L’alimentation du chiot en croissance. Pratique medicale et chirurgicale de l’animal de compagnie 18 (3): 10–19Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Simpson GG (1961) Horses. The Nat Hist Library, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Kettiewell HBD (1961) The phenomenon of industrial melanism in Lepidoptera. Ann. Rev Entomol 6: 245–262CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Devillers
    • 1
  • Jean Chaline
    • 2
  1. 1.SceauxFrance
  2. 2.Centre des Sciences de la TerreUniversité de BourgogneDijonFrance

Personalised recommendations